Delhi Police Arrested Six Terrorists Reportedly Planning To Attack Before Uttar Pradesh Polls

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The Delhi Police informed that it has arrested six terror suspects, including two men who were trained in Pakistan.  The Special Cell of the Delhi Police recovered explosives, IED, firearms and ammunitions under a multi-state operation as informed by the DCP Special Cell Pramod Kushwaha.

According to the reports, the arrests were made following simultaneous raids in various states Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Delhi and Rajasthan.  The arrested persons were tasked separately to execute different aspects of the terror plan.

Among six terrorists, Osama @ Sami (22) from Okhla and Zeeshan Qamar from Allahabad (28)  were trained in Pakistan and got arrested in Prayagraj with the help of UP ATS, Delhi Police said. They were tasked to conduct the reconnaissance of different suitable locations in Delhi and UP for placing the IEDs. Others include Jaan Mohammad Shaikh @ Sameer Kaliya (47) who is a Maharashtra resident. Moolchand @ Saaju @ Lala (47) from Rae Bareilly, UP. Mohd Abu Bakar from Behraich, UP (23). Mohd Amir Javed is from Lucknow, UP (31).

As per the police, the terrorists were planning something big before the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections and also were planning to carry out targeted killings and IED blasts across the country during the upcoming festival season, especially during Navratras and Ramleela gatherings.

Neeraj Thakur, Special CP, Delhi Police Special Cell stated that the arrested have stated that there were 14-15 Bangla speaking persons in their group who might be taken for similar training and it looked like this operation was closely coordinated from across the border.

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