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Lashkar suspect arrested from New Delhi railway station

A Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) operative holding a Pakistani passport as also a Jammu and Kashmir voter identity card was arrested with explosives from the New Delhi railway station in the capital on Tuesday, police said.

delhi Updated: Aug 25, 2009 15:41 IST

A Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) operative holding a Pakistani passport as also a Jammu and Kashmir voter identity card was arrested with explosives from the New Delhi railway station in the capital on Tuesday, police said.

On the basis of specific information from the Intelligence Bureau (IB), Saleem Mohammed alias Yusuf was arrested by a Delhi Police special cell team from the Ajmeri Gate terminal of the New Delhi railway station in central Delhi, a senior police officer said.

"We arrested an LeT operative from the Ajmeri Gate terminal Tuesday noon. We have recovered some chemicals, explosives, four detonators and two timers from his possession," Joint Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) P.N. Aggarwal told IANS.

Police have also seized from him a Pakistani passport issued in the name of Yusuf and a voter identity card issued by the Jammu and Kashmir authorities in the name of Saleem Mohammed, said Aggarwal.

"We are questioning him to know where was he going, his motive and plans in the capital," he added.

Earlier this month, Delhi Police arrested two suspected Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists from Daryaganj area of central Delhi.