The Delhi Police arrested three alleged Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists near Dilli Haat on Thursday and recovered 2 kg of RDX, three detonators, a timer, two hand grenades and Rs 25,000 from them.
“We had specific information that the terrorists would be coming to Delhi Haat,” said Karnal Singh, joint commissioner of the police’s special cell.
“A team of officers had already been waiting for them. We do not know where the terrorists were planning to strike in the Capital. This will be known only after we get to interrogate them.”
Around 6.45 p.m., Mohammed Shafaqat (24) and Mohammed Shabir (25) -- both are from Doda in J&K -- reached the spot. Their accomplice, Abu Qasim, a Pakistani national, arrived a few minutes later.
The three first exchanged pleasantries and hugged one another. The police team grabbed them as soon as Shafaqat and Shabir handed over three black bags to Qasim.
“The explosives and timer were kept hidden under some clothes inside the bag,” said a special cell officer.
Shafaqat and Shabir had also given Qasim Rs 25,000.