New Delhi/Ranchi: Intensifying its crackdown on Lashker-e-Taiba terror group, security agencies on Thursday arrested one more person from Jharkhand in connection with the foiled terror attack in Delhi, raising the number of those apprehended to three.
Tawseef Ahmad Pir (22), cousin of main accused Athesham Malik (24), who underwent arms training in Pakistan, was picked up from Hazaribagh last night and placed under arrest this morning, police said.
Another person wanted in the case, Muzamil Amin Dar alias Usman has managed to give a slip to Jammu and Kashmir police, they said.
Briefing reporters in Delhi, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) Arun Kampani said Pir, a resident of Sopore in North Kashmir, was to go to Pakistan for training and was aware of the plans of Malik striking in Delhi.
While Kampani refused to divulge the place, sources in the police said that Malik was to plant an explosive in the cloth market of Chandni Chowk before heading back to Srinagar on March five.
The sources said recoveries made from Athesham, who had undergone a training in December 2011 in Pakistan, were material for fabrication of IED, including wires, flash powder used in crackers and sulphuric acid.
Malik was planning to fabricate an IED and plant it in cloth market of Chandni chowk and the possible explosion could have resulted in reducing the place to ashes, they said.
They said no explosives were found on Pir and he is being brought to Delhi on transit remand.