Khan is an expert bomb maker, conspirator, and executioner. He was associated with Atif Amin, who was killed in Batla House encounter in 2008. He was also wanted in 2007 UP blasts, 2008 Jaipur serial blasts, 2008 Ahmedabad blasts and had escaped from Batla House encounter.
A former Delhi Police Commissioner, Neeraj Kumar remarked that Khan's arrest disproved doubts on the genuineness of Batla encounter, "Ariz Khan was the terrorist who was at the spot during Batla encounter but who managed to escape. His arrest proves that politically motivated theories given by some doubting the genuineness of Batla encounter were wrong."
His arrest comes after one of India's most wanted terrorist, Abdul Subhan Qureshi, was arrested on January 22.
Khan had however managed to escape. (ANI)