Cops arrest suspected Hizbul operative, foil terror attack in Delhi

Last Updated: Fri, Mar 22, 2013 05:53 hrs

New Delhi:  Delhi Police said on Friday that a man was arrested from Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh two days ago, on suspicion of being a Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist.

During interrogation, the man confessed that a bomb blast in Delhi was being planned. Going by the man's confessional statement, police were able to recover one AK-47 and some explosives from the Jama Masjid area in Delhi.

The police also claimed that they have unearthed a plot to create terror in the national capital ahead of Holi.

The alleged operative Liaqat Ali was on way to Delhi in a train when he was arrested from Gorakhpur, police sources said.

He was produced in a court yesterday which sent him to police custody for 15 days.

Sources claimed that he told them that some weapons were kept for him in a guest house in a Central Delhi locality.

A raid was conducted and some arms and ammunition were recovered.

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