LeT militant held at New Delhi railway station

The Delhi Police on Tuesday detained a suspected LeT militant at New Delhi Railway Station.

Updated: Aug 25, 2009, 17:39 PM IST

Zeenews Bureau

New Delhi: In a major breakthrough, the Special Cell of Delhi Police on Tuesday arrested a suspected Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorist at the New Delhi Railway Station.

According to reports, the Delhi Police managed to catch the LeT militant after a tip-off from the Intelligence Bureau (IB).

The 27-year-old militant was nabbed at the Ajmeri Gate entrance of the railway station.

Confirming the development, Joint Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) PN Aggarwal said, "We arrested an LeT operative from the Ajmeri Gate area Tuesday noon. We have recovered explosives and detonators from his possession."
The Delhi Police claimed to have recovered 5 kg of explosives, four detonators and two timers from the militant.

Along with explosives, a Pakistani passport in the name of Yousuf, an identity card issued in Jammu in the name of ‘Salim’, a handbag, a briefcase and one ticket of the Maharashtra bound train was also recovered from him.

It is believed that the arrested terrorist had plans to target important installations in the state of Maharashtra or in Mumbai.

The LeT militant has been taken to Delhi Police’ Special Cell for further questioning and to ascertain his motive and plans in the capital.

The IB had recently warned that more LeT modules were planning to enter New Delhi to target important places in the days to come.