Two suspected terrorists believed to be hailing from Pakistan, have been captured with an enormous store of weapons in Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh, politically most fundamental state for India’s national race one month from now.
According to the investigators the men were enlisted by the terrorist group Indian Mujahideen for an assault in wake of the upcoming elections. They were professedly wanting to focus on an unarmed social affair of individuals, which, the police say, could likewise mean any election rally.
The detentions have aggravated security fears amidst a charged fight in the expansive state, where polling for 80 parliamentary seats will be held over six days beginning from April 10. Gorakhpur is around 200 km from Varanasi, the prominent electoral place from where BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is contesting the election.
The two suspects, recognized as Murtaza and Owais, were detained on Wednesday evening by the Uttar Pradesh ATS. Sources say they came to Gorakhpur 15 days prior from the permeable outskirt with Nepal, the course generally taken by suspects from Pakistan.
The police supposedly gained data about the associates through questioning Indian Mujahideen head Tehseen Akhtar, who was captured from Darjeeling close to the Nepal border on Tuesday.
Sources say their connection to the Indian Mujahideen was affirmed after they distinguished a photo of the gathering’s prime supporter Riyaz Bhatkal, who is said to be in Pakistan. They purportedly said they knew him as “Tauseef.”
This is the third detention of terrorist after investigators got Tehseen, a 23-year-old bomb maker who had headed the Indian Mujahideen since the detention of its prime supporter Yasin Bhatkal in August.
Tehseen, otherwise called Monu, had not just carried out terror attacks, including the attack focusing on Narendra Modi’s rally in Patna in October, but additionally helped set up an arms plant in the capital.
Earlier, the police had detained an alternate suspected Indian Mujahideen agent, Zia-ur-Rehman or Waqas, in Ajmer, Rajasthan.News Source: The Republic News Network