Press Esc to close
Friday 12 February 2016
News updated at 9:43 PM IST
Weather
Max: 32°C
Min : 19°C
In Bengaluru
Partially cloudy

Govt to probe Hizbul militant's arrest

NEW DELHI, Mar 24, 2013, DHNS:

Unravelling the plot: Delhi Police release sketch of terror suspect

A sketch released by the Delhi Police of a suspected Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist in New Delhi on Sunday. PTI

The Delhi Police on Saturday released the sketch of a man whom the Hizb-ul-Mujahideen terrorist was to contact to plan the busted fidayeen attack in the capital planned around Holi.

The Union Home Ministry will soon order a probe to examine the two versions of terrorist Sayyed Liyaqat Ali Shah’s arrest presented by Delhi Police and the Jammu and Kashmir police.

Liyaqat Ali Shah alias Liyaqat Bukhari was supposed to meet the person at Haji Arafat Guest House in central Delhi’s Jama Masjid. The person had checked into the guest house on March 20.

“We have prepared the sketch on the basis of the guesthouse’s CCTV footage and the description given by the staff,” a police officer said.

CCTV footage

On Saturday, police released the CCTV footage recorded at 4:03 pm on March 20. The person had provided a driving licence with a Haryana address as proof of identity to the receptionist.

“He had given a fake address proof. He was seen avoiding the camera by looking at his watch and adjusting his cap,”† the officer added.

Sources said Liyaqat’s associate was staying at the guesthouse by the fake name of Ahmed.

Liyaqat told police that he was under direction to contact a person at the guesthouse, who would have introduced him to five other terrorists. “They would have then hatched a conspiracy to carry out fidayeen attack. VIPs, shopping malls, markets and government buildings were their targets,” the officer said.

Five others


An AK-56 rifle, three grenades, 220 grams of explosives, a memory card, two magazines, a map and dry fruits were recovered from the guesthouse over Liyaqat’s disclosure. It is also suspected that the five associates of Liyaqat are still in Delhi.

“They planned everything. A map was recovered from the guesthouse in which they mentioned their escape route after executing the operation,” the officer added.
A police team had laid a trap to nab Liyaqat’s associate on March 20, but found that the person had left the room.

Liyaqat was apprehended following a tip-off in Uttar Pradesh’s Gorakhpur district on March 20 soon after he entered India through Nepal, where he had flown to from Karachi.
Police have also submitted a report on Liyaqat’s arrest to the Union Home Ministry. Police sources said Liyaqat was in Nepal to meet a Hizb-ul-Mujahideen associate and was in close contact with a Pakistani embassy official.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Actress Priyanka Upendra  after inaugurating three days wedding essentials collection...

Actress Priyanka Upendra after inaugurating three days wedding essentials collection...

A woman holds the hand of a boy as they cross a temporary bridge made of bamboo on a canal...

A woman holds the hand of a boy as they cross a temporary bridge made of bamboo on a canal...

NSUI Workers pay tribute candle light tribute to Siachen soldier Lance Naik Hanamanthappa ...

NSUI Workers pay tribute candle light tribute to Siachen soldier Lance Naik Hanamanthappa ...

Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik pays tribute to Lance Naik Hanumanthappa Koppad...

Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik pays tribute to Lance Naik Hanumanthappa Koppad...

Narendra Modi shakes hands with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi...

Narendra Modi shakes hands with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi...

Gold medalist Neeraj Kumar, silver medalist Gurpeet Singh and bronze medalist Mahender Singh...

Gold medalist Neeraj Kumar, silver medalist Gurpeet Singh and bronze medalist Mahender Singh...

Kavita Raut and Niotendra Singh Rawat of India shake hands during the 12th South Asian games 2016...

Kavita Raut and Niotendra Singh Rawat of India shake hands during the 12th South Asian games 2016...

Women Indian hockey players (blue )celebrate after scoring a goal against Srilanka (red ) during...

Women Indian hockey players (blue )celebrate after scoring a goal against Srilanka (red ) during...

Women hockey final match played between India(blue ) and Srilanka (red ) during the 12th South...

Women hockey final match played between India(blue ) and Srilanka (red ) during the 12th South...

Indian shooter, Chain Singh celebrates after winning gold medal in the 10m Air Rifle Men's final...

Indian shooter, Chain Singh celebrates after winning gold medal in the 10m Air Rifle Men's final...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523