Two Suspected Hizbul Terrorists Nabbed in Delhi

Amid government’s warning of a possible terror strikes ahead of Independence Day, Delhi police arrested two suspected Hizbul Mujahideen militants on Thursday, who were reportedly planning attacks in the national capital.

Elite anti-terror wing of Delhi Police arrested Javed Ahmed and Ashiq Ali, the suspected militants, from Central Delhi’s Daryaganj locality around 11 pm.

Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) P N Agarwal said that Ahmed and Ali, who were in a white car, were intercepted by police at Mahavir Vatika parking area following an intelligence input.

“We had inputs about their movement and tracked them,” he said.

According to police, they seized two AK-47 rifles, two grenades and around 100 cartridges, besides some documents from the militants, who were in their early 30s.

Investigators are yet to ascertain their nationality, but a senior police official said that they appeared to be Indians.

In response to a query about their targets in Delhi, police said that they were interrogating them.

It may be mentioned that the two were arrested hours after Union Home Ministry made public intelligence inputs about LeT planning terror attack in three cities – Delhi, Hyderabad and Kolkata – ahead of Independence Day.

Following intelligence inputs about terror strikes, the Delhi Police has deployed hundreds of policemen and paramilitary personnel across the city.

Security agencies are constantly reviewing arrangements at the Red Fort, where Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will unfurl the tricolour.

Specialised units like Quick Reaction Teams, Special Weapons And Tactics (SWAT) and Vajra (of the Rapid Action force) are being deployed, an official said.

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