Two Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists, including a Pakistani, were arrested on Thursday night and two kg of RDX and huge quantity of other ammunitions were seized from their possession as police foiled a possible terrorist plot to subvert Independence Day celebrations.
Anaz, hailing from Islamabad, and Abrar Ahmed, a resident of Bahraich in Uttar Pradesh, were nabbed by Special Cell sleuths of the Delhi Police outside Ajmeri Gate terminal of the New Delhi railway station.
The duo, who had reached Delhi by Swaraj Express from Jammu, was about to get into an autorickshaw when they landed in police nets, Deputy Police Commissioner (Special Cell) Alok Kumar said.
Two kg of RDX and five detonators were seized from the two, who disembarked at platform number eight of the crowded station, he added.
The two terrorists were in mid-30s, were interrogated by a team of Special Cell officers to find out their motives and to get details about their contacts in the capital which is in a state of high security alert in view of Independence Day.
Security has been tightened in the Capital ahead of the national event and surprise searches and verification in the walled city and adjoining areas have also been launched.
A close watch is being kept on visitors to guesthouses, hotels and other places in the capital to prevent any terrorist from taking shelter.