Two suspected Islamic terrorists held in Delhi planning to carry out attacks on Aug 15
Posted by jagoindia on August 9, 2009
Arunoday Mukharji / CNN-IBN
Aug 06, 2009
SINISTER PLANS: Cops claim the duo was planning to carry out attacks on Aug 15.
New Delhi: Delhi Police Special Cell on Thursday night arrested two suspected Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists.
The two alleged Hizbul-Mujahideen terrorists, Javed Ahmad and Ashiq Ali, were arrested when they were in a Santro car near the Chandni Chowk area.
Two AK-47 rifles, four cartridges, 120 rounds of ammunition and two hand grenades were recovered from the Hizbul Mujahideen suspects. The police say the rifles were hidden under the backseat of the car.
On June 4 a Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorist Mohammad Omar Madini was arrested by the special cell near Qutub Minar.
Madini was allegedly directed by LeT leaders to spot potential terrorists, persuade them to join the outfit and carry out deadly attacks.
Delhi Police are now trying to establish the exact profile of the two arrested and what their plans were.
After the ghastly 26/11 Mumbai attacks any arrest of this kind especially in the run up to Independence Day will not be taken lightly.
Security has been beefed up in the run-up to Independence Day on August 15.