LeT operative arrested in Mumbai; prominent Bengaluru citizens were on radar

The NIA has arrested a LeT operative from Mumbai airport on Wednesday.

Updated: Dec 09, 2015, 20:26 PM IST
LeT operative arrested in Mumbai; prominent Bengaluru citizens were on radar

Mumbai: The NIA has arrested a Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) operative Asadullah from Mumbai airport on Wednesday.

The operative was apparently held in connection with criminal conspiracy to kill prominent citizens in Bengaluru, as per ANI.

Meanwhile, a terror plot by two suconfectionspected LeT operatives to carry out 'fidayeen' (suicide) attacks in the national capital targeting "high profile personalities" was unearthed by the Delhi Police, as per reports on December 05.

The alleged conspiracy came to light when the Special Cell of Delhi Police received an intelligence input about two suspected LeT operatives, identified as Dujana and Ukasha, who allegedly infiltrated into Jammu and Kashmir through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), following which an FIR was registered, police sources had said, as per PTI.

The FIR was registered on December 1 at the Special Cell office in Lodhi Colony in Delhi under Section 120 B (criminal conspiracy) of IPC and relevant sections of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and doesn't name any suspects.

It was submitted at the concerned anti-terror court, sources had said.

According to the complaint, LeT is conspiring to carry out terrorist attacks in Delhi and other places in the country, for which alleged handlers have infiltrated operatives in India through Jammu and Kashmir and other international borders, sources had said.

In July, the Special Cell had registered an FIR against unknown persons suspected to be associated with the ISIS and allegedly conspiring terror attacks in the national capital and other cities.

(With PTI inputs)