The two Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists, arrested in New Delhi two days ago, were planning to carry out attacks in the Capital with the help of their associates and had procured two kilograms of RDX from Deoband in Uttar Pradesh, police said on Wednesday.
After keeping the details of the duo under wraps, police revealed their whereabouts and identified them as Mushtaq Ahmed Kallo and Mohd Iqbal, residents of Baramulla in Jammu and Kashmir. Iqbal runs a gas agency in Bandipora in Jammu and Kashmir.
"They were here to deliver the consignment of explosives to their associates for carrying out terrorist attacks in Delhi. They had collected two kilogram of RDX from Deoband," a senior police official said in New Delhi.
The two were arrested with explosives and Rs 5 lakh from outside the Old Delhi railway station as they were waiting for someone after arriving by the Kalka Delhi Mail from Saharanpur in UP.
Police said they had received specific information in the first week of this month that a Kashmiri youth, code-named Faisal, would visit Delhi to set up a Jaish base for bringing in arms and explosives.
They were to meet one of their associates near Kaudiapul to deliver the consignment when they were nabbed.
According to police, Mushtaq had joined the Al-Jihad terror outfit in 1990 along with his cousin Ghulam Gilani and went to Pakistan to receive arms training. He has been involved in several terrorist attacks in Jammu and Kashmir.
He later joined Hizbul Mujahideen in 1993 and took part in an attack on an Army camp in Sopore. He surrendered before BSF in 1996 but remained in contact with terrorists and later joined Jaish-e-Mohammad.