The suspected IM operatives, who were arrested from Rajasthan, had conducted recce of Ganga Mata temple in Bharatpur, besides other places in Jaipur, and were planning to flee the country after carrying out blasts, DGP Omendra Bharadwaj said on Wednesday.
He said, “It came to light during primary investigation that they had visited several places, including JLN Marg in Jaipur, Ganga temple in Bharatpur but there is no certainty whether they had finalised the targets.”
The DGP said the IM founder Riyaz Bhatkal had asked them to leave the country after the blasts and Maruf, who was arrested in Jaipur, had also applied for passport.
“With all the explosive materials in hand, they were just waiting to carry out their plan date but with their arrest (7 in all from Rajasthan), the IM network in the state has been broken,” he claimed. Out of the three persons arrested from Jaipur on Sunday, Delhi police special cell has released Mehrajuddin but the Rajasthan police said that he will be now interrogated by the Rajasthan ATS.
Muslims demand release of students
The civil societies on Wednesday demanded immediate release of suspected Indian Mujahideen operatives. The societies have threatened a demonstration if the youth are not released. Jamait-E-Islami Hind national secretary Mohammad Saleem Engineer said: “Leaders and police should stop dividing the society.”
Addressing newspersons he said recently Muslim youth are arrested from Jaipur and other places by police and in all the arrests, the rules are neglected, be it showing of warrant and or taking the neighbours into confidence. Convener Rajasthan Muslim Forum Kari Moinuddin said image of police has tarnished with the arrest of innocent students.