Noida encounter: Four detained for questioning
Four persons were today picked up for questioning, hours after a pre-dawn encounter in Noida in which two suspected Pakistani terrorists were killed, police said.india Updated: Jan 25, 2009 18:40 IST
Four persons were on Sunday picked up for questioning, hours after a pre-dawn encounter here in which two suspected Pakistani terrorists were killed, police said.
"We are questioning four persons picked up, on initial suspicion, from different areas in and around Noida," a senior police official said.
However, nothing substantial has cropped up so far during their interrogation. "It was an initial interrogation and no clue has been received so far," he said.
In the pre-down encounter, two suspected Pakistani terrorists were gunned down by an Uttar Pradesh ATS team while the ultras were trying to enter Delhi, a day before the Republic Day celebrations.
Two AK-47 assault rifles, four magazines, 120 rounds of ammunition, five hand-grenades, nine suspected RDX rods and detonators along with a Pakistani passport were recovered from them.
UP police has identified the terrorists as Farooq, a resident of Okara in Pakistan and Abu Ismail, hailing from Rawalakot in Pakistan- Occupied -Kashmir (POK).
The incident occurred even as police was already on a high alert in the run up to the Republic Day celebrations, the official said.