Delhi Police arrest suspected Hizbul operative, foil terror attack in national capital

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NEW DELHI: The special cell of Delhi Police foiled a terror attack in the national capital after apprehending a suspected Hizbul Mujahideen operative from Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh.

The suspect has been identified as Liaqat Ali who was brought to Delhi by Kosi Express, a source in Delhi Police said. He was produced in court on Thursday itself, according to the source.

The cops have reportedly recovered an AK 47 assault rifle and a cache of ammunitions from the suspected operative.

In what seems to be a linked operation, Delhi Police also raided the Hazi Arafat guest house in Jama Masjid area of central Delhi on Thursday night and apprehended two men, the source added.

The operation began around 10.30pm when special police teams and bomb squads reached the area and cordoned it off.

Two men were taken into custody from room number 304 which was then sealed. The cops have recovered some incriminating material from the room and possibly some ammunitions as well.

Officials have not confirmed these details yet and further investigations are on. A senior officer said a briefing would be done on Friday afternoon.

The officer refused to comment if the cricket Test match in Delhi was the target of the terrorists.


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