Delhi Police have prepared chargesheets against four persons including a suspected Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) operative for allegedly planning to execute blasts at major shopping centres at the behest of their Pakistani handlers.
Filed before the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Vidya Prakash, charge sheet names include, LeT militant, Ahtisham Farooq Malick and three others, Shafaqat Ali Tuggu, Tawseef Ahmed Peer and Saijee Anwar. It has also named seven Pakistani nationals and a Jammu and Kashmir native as suspects in the case.
The Special Cell of the Delhi police, in its charge sheet has said that on February 27, it had received secret information from a central intelligence agency about Ahtisham’s arrival in Delhi for executing terrorist strikes at various sites here.
Those named as suspects are Jammu and Kashmir resident Usman and seven Pakistani nationals Hanzala, Furkan, Mohsin, Waleed, Javed, Qari and Hamja. The court has already issued non-bailable warrants against them. Ahtisham was staying with Shafaqat at Tuglaqabad and a bag was recovered from Ahtisham, that contained explosive materials. The charge sheet said Ahtisham also disclosed the involvement of his mentor and LeT commander, Hanzala who had entrusted upon him the task to conduct a blast at major shopping areas in Delhi and had motivated Shafaqat.
He allegedly procured IED and explosives from old Delhi area. Ahtisham, Shafaqat and Tawseef have been charge sheeted for waging a war against India and for cheating, forgery and criminal conspiracy under Indian Penal Code (IPC) and also under various provisions of the Explosive Substances Act and the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act.