Two terrorists arrested for allegedly planning attacks in Delhi


New Delhi, Jan 25: Ahead of Republic Day celebrations, Delhi Police Special Cell has arrested two terrorists in the last two days.

According to news agency ANI, during questioning, it was revealed that the terrorists planned to target Lajpat Nagar and a gas pipeline in East Delhi, they had conducted a recce of the two areas.

The men arrested were identified as Abdul Latif Ganaie (29), alias Umair alias Dilawar, and Hilal Ahmad Bhat (26).

“Abdul Latif Ganai, who is the mastermind behind a series of grenade attacks in Srinagar recently, was arrested by a team of Special Cell on a tip-off on Monday from central Delhi,” Deputy Commissioner of Police P.S Kushwah told IANS.

“Ganai is a member of JeM and he was planning a similar terror attack in heavy footfall areas of the national capital during the ongoing Republic Day celebrations,” Kushwah stated.

He further said that “A team of Special Cell on Tuesday rushed to Jammu and Kashmir and recovered two grenades and some ammunation at his instance and arrested another terrorist, Hilal, from Bandipora, who had carried out recee of the target areas in Delhi,” the officer said.

“We are interrogating Ganai to know about his terror plans,” the DCP added.


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