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'Terrorists planned to explode 20 bombs'

With the arrest of three more militants of the Indian Mujahideen allegedly involved in Delhi blasts, police claimed that the terror module was planning to explode at least 20 bombs in several places in the Capital.

india Updated: Sep 21, 2008 21:08 IST

With the arrest of three more militants of the Indian Mujahideen allegedly involved in the serial blasts in New Delhi, Delhi police on Sunday claimed that the terror module was planning to explode at least 20 bombs in several places in the national capital, including Nehru Place.

The IM militants were planning to strike terror by exploding bombs in Nehru Place, a locality which houses several multi-storeyed buildings, and other parts of the capital, Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) H G S Dhaliwal told reporters.

Zia-ur-Rehman, Shakir Nishar and Mohammad Shakil were arrested early this morning from Jamia Nagar, the locality where two terrorists, including the "main man" Atif were killed in a gun battle with police on Friday.

Police also arrested Abdul Rehman, the caretaker of Batla House where the terrorists were residing on charges of cheating and forgery.

Rehman, the father of the arrested Zia allegedly forged the signature of the owner of the house. The encounter had taken place in that house.

During the interrogation of Mohd Saif and Zeeshan who were arrested on Friday, police claimed that they told investigators that Shakeel had planted the bomb in Gaffar market in Karol Bagh.

Dhaliwal said Zia and Shakeel planted bombs in the Maninagar area in the heart of Ahmedabad during the July 26 serial blasts.

The Delhi police had on Saturday claimed that they have uncovered the conspiracy behind the attacks in the capital and in Jaipur and Ahmedabad saying they were carried out by terrorists of Indian Mujahideen and SIMI in league with Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba.