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Terror alert in Capital

Under threat Suspected LeT terrorists planning attack on city; police looking for 3 J&K residents.

delhi Updated: Nov 22, 2010 01:13 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times

The Special Cell of the Delhi Police is looking for three suspected terrorists, who are believed to be planning a major terror attack on the city.

The police have released the posters of suspects throughout the city, including the ongoing India International Trade Fair (IITF).

The Capital seems to have become the hotbed for terrorist activities once again after the recent Jama Masjid attack ahead of the Commonwealth Games, and last week's arrest of Abdullah Inquilabi, a self-styled divisional commander of Hizbul Mujahideen, from south Delhi. The Special Cell has released posters of three suspected Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists.

It is believed that the suspects have sneaked into the city. The police were informed about the presence of the three terrorists in the Capital by the Intelligence Bureau four days ago. The Special Cell has launched a massive operation to nab the trio believed to be hailing from Pampore district.

Sources said there were inputs that the trio - identified as Bilal Ahmed Bagh, Ibrahim Sheikh and Shahjahan - were spotted in a busy locality in the Capital, following which police have stepped up their efforts.

"Posters bearing their photographs have been pasted across the city in the past two days. Posters have been put up at places like Pragati Maidan, where a large number of people are converging for the IITF," said a senior police officer on the condition of anonymity, as he was not authorised to speak to the media.

Last week, the Special Cell had apprehended Abdullah Inquilabi, a self-styled divisional commander of Hizbul Mujahideen, from south Delhi's

IIT area. He is believed to have come to Delhi to find a hide-out. Inquilabi hails from Muzaffarabad in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

"The Hizb militant had stayed in two-three places in the Capital before he was arrested. We want to check whether these people are anyway linked to Inquilabi," the officer added.

First Published: Nov 22, 2010 01:11 IST