Arrested Lashkar terrorists had plans to bomb crowded area of Delhi
The Lashkar -e-Taiba (LeT) -sponsored terror module busted in New Delhi on Wednesday had planned to attack a crowded locality with bombs, Home Minister P Chidambaram said.
"There was no VVIP on their target," he told a press conference hours after central agencies and police forces of three states busted a terror module by arresting two suspected LeT militants. They were planning to detonate a bomb or more than one bomb in a crowded locality, he said adding more details would come after their detailed questioning.
They will be produced before courts in Delhi and other respective states, he said. Chidambaram congratulated Central agencies and police of three states involved in the successful operation to bust the LeT sponsored terrorist module.
The Delhi police said that the alleged Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists were trained in Pakistan. Delhi Police chief BK Gupta said memory cards showing terror training camps in Pakistan and making of IED were recovered. Both the terrorists were arrested from Tughlakabad.
The police said they were about to carry out the attack in a day or two. The arrest of two Lashker-e-Taiba terrorists is a good catch and the duo were planning to strike anytime, Gupta said.
At a press conference, Gupta said material for making IED, including sulphuric acid, were also recovered and that one of the terror suspect is expert in IED making. The two terrorists were on Wednesday remanded to 10-day police custody by a Delhi court. Both the accused were produced by the Special Cell of the Delhi police before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM) Smita Garg who gave the direction during an in-chamber hearing. The court remanded both the accused to police custody for 10-days.