The Anti terrorist squad (ATS) of the Uttar Pradesh Police (UPP) has arrested two alleged terrorists from Pakistan, who were on a mission to target Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, from Gorakhpur district, media reports said.
The arrests were reportedly made during the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday.
"The investigators are learnt to have recovered an AK 47 rifle and a sophisticated pistol and at their instance who have been identified as Murtuza and Owais during their initial questioning," The Times of India reported.
According to reports, the two terror accused were to be waiting for their contact when they were picked up.
The UP ATS is now interrogating the two for their local links and possible connections in UP.
This comes after the Special Cell of Delhi Police arrested Indian Mujahideen (IM) head Tehseen Akhtar alias Monu, who is the India commander of terrorist outfit Indian Mujahideen (IM), on Tuesday.