New Delhi: Sajjad Khan, an aide of the main conspirator of the Pulwama attack Mudassir, who is also a terrorist of Jaish-e-Mohammed, was arrested here in Delhi.

Police said on Friday that Pulwama resident Sajjad Khan (27) was arrested on Thursday night near the Lajpat Rai Market.

Deputy commissioner of police (special cell) Pramod Singh Kushwaha said, “The conspirator of the Pulwama attack, Mudassir, was recently killed in an encounter with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir.”

The official said that Mudassir had entrusted Sajjad with the task of setting up a sleeper cell in Delhi.

In the Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on 14 February, 40 CRPF personnel were killed by a suicide attack of terrorist organisation Jaish-e-Mohammed.