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Suspected LeT operative arrested

india Updated: May 03, 2010 23:35 IST

A suspected Lashkar-e-Taeba (LeT) operative Mohd Zia Ul Haq, who had planned to set off explosions in crowded localities in Hyderabad, was arrested on Monday, police said.

Haq , who got training in Pakistan in handling explosives and and fire arms including AK 47, was assigned to cause explosions in crowded areas in the state capital here, Hyderabad City Police Commissioner A K Khan told reporter this evening.

On the information given by some persons picked up during the security check-up, Hyderabad police arrested 34-year-old Haq, a resident of Edibazar under Bhavani Nagar Police station and recovered two grenades, one Chinese made pistol with six rounds and a cellphone from his possession, he said.

The arrested LeT Operative was assigned to cause explosions in Hyderabad city by his handler associated with the same terror outfit, Khan said.

The city police have launched security check-up since April 26 following intelligence inputs that there was a possibility of terror strike in the city and intense checking and frisking operations were on in crowded places including railway and bus stations, malls, cinema halls and important business establishments.

The Police Commissioner said the arrested man was a main accused in the blast that had occurred in Odeon Deluxe cinema hall at Chikkadpalli here on May 7, 2006, in which two persons were injured.