LeT module busted in Delhi

The Delhi Police claimed to have foiled major terrorist-planned attacks in the national capital with the arrest of Pakistan-based terror outfit – Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) – two operatives from south east Delhi on Wednesday. Police also said that they are looking for around two more active terrorists present in the city.


The terrorists identified as Ehtesham and Shafqat -- both in their early 20’s -- were arrested at Tughlakabad Extension in south east Delhi on Tuesday.

Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Wednesday announced that central agencies together with Delhi Police foiled LeT plan to detonate bombs in the national Capital .The terror module (attached to the LeT) has been successfully busted, he said.

The terror strike was planned for a crowded locality in the national capital, Chidambaram said while presenting the monthly report of his ministry here. Answering queries from the newspersons, the home minister denied that any VVIP was on the target of the LeT.

Delhi Police Commissioner B K Gupta said one of the LeT men lived in a rented accommodation in Delhi, while the other lived in Hazaribagh in Jharkhand. “They planned to carry out terror attacks at crowded market places in the nation’s capital. We, however, managed to foil their bid with the timely help of central intelligence agencies and police forces from Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand,” Gupta said.He further said that one of the men had also undergone extensive training in handling of weapons and explosives at a camp in Pakistan.

“He had gone to Pakistan on legal documents in December 2011 and came back in January 2012. He was also trained to make improvised explosive devices (IEDs),” Gupta added.

A huge consignment of materials, including sulphuric acid, used for making IEDs was also recovered from the possession of the duo. “They planned to make the IEDs in Delhi itself. Their module is completely different from that of the Indian Mujahideen (IM),” Gupta said.

The police have also seized matrix (notes written in code language), Indian passports, mobile phones, memory cards and other documents. “The memory cards contain footage showing one of the men undergoing training at a camp in Pakistan and the methods for making IEDs,” Gupta added.

Gupta further said that they are currently searching to nab at least one or two more LeT operatives.

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