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Two Hizbul militants arrested in Delhi

Two Hizbul militants arrested in Delhi

Author: Zee News Bureau
Publication: Zeenews.com
Date: August 07, 2009
URL: http://www.zeenews.com/news553328.html

Two suspected Hizbul Mujahideen militants, who were allegedly planning terror strikes here ahead of Independence Day, were arrested tonight, a senior Delhi police official said.

Javed Ahmed and Ashiq Ali were apprehended by Delhi Police' special cell from central Delhi's Daryaganj area when they were travelling in a white Santro car.

The official said two AK-47 rifles, about 100 catridges and two grenades were also recovered from the militants, who were in their early 30s.

Asked about their nationality, the official said they appeared to be Indians from Kashmir.

"We caught them from Mahavir parking area," Joint Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) P N Agarwal told news agencies.

The arrest came nine days ahead of the Independence Day celebrations in the national capital.

"We had intelligence inputs about the movement of these militants and we tracked them," the officer said.

The arrest came hours after Union Home Ministry made public intelligence inputs about LeT planning terror attack in three cities -- Delhi, Hyderabad and Kolkata -- ahead of August 15.

LeT plan to target Delhi, Kolkata, Hyderabad: MHA

Ahead of Independence Day, Pakistan-based terror group Lashker-e-Taiba is planning to target three major cities including Delhi where Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will unfurl the tricolour from the historic Red Fort, Home Ministry officials said.

Besides the national capital, other cities on LeT target are Kolkata and Hyderabad, a top Home Ministry official said.

Intelligence agencies have given specific inputs that LeT, responsible for innumerable terror strikes including 26/11 in Mumbai, is planning to target the three metros in the run-up to the Independence Day, the official said.

The Centre has already shared the information with the governments of West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh besides informing Delhi Police for necessary action.

Searches and regular screening at all the exit and entry points of Delhi were being carried out to keep a strict watch on anti-national elements.

Security agencies had fanned informers in the walled city where Singh will unfurl the flag from the ramparts of 17th-century monument on August 15.

"The next 10 days are very crucial. We are taking all necessary steps to foil the designs of LeT to strike at the three cities," the official said.

The Intelligence input shared included an interrogation report of some recent catches of terrorists made along the LoC who claimed that they had been tasked to meet some of the terror cells in these cities to carry out attacks ahead of the Independence Day.

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