'Ambala explosives meant for terror attacks in Delhi'
Delhi Police today said that Lashker-e-Taiba and Babbar Khalsa International had joined hands to plot a terror strike in the national capital ahead of Diwali following the recovery of an explosive-laden car in Ambala.india Updated: Oct 13, 2011 20:14 IST
Delhi Police on Thursday said that Lashker-e-Taiba (LeT) and Babbar Khalsa International (BKI) had joined hands to plot a terror strike in the national capital ahead of Diwali following the recovery of an explosive-laden car in Haryana's Ambala.
The seizure of the car in Ambala last evening came following a trail of inputs provided by central intelligence agencies that a car was headed to Delhi through Ambala with explosives and detonators.
"We had inputs that an LeT module active in Jammu and Kashmir was planning to strike in Delhi. Investigations were done and found that the explosives were meant for BKI and to be used in Delhi. We received a specific input yesterday about the movement," Arun Kampani, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell), told reporters here.
Delhi Police informed their Haryana counterparts and all parking lots and the highway were checked before the car was traced to the parking lot in Ambala railway station. Surveillance was kept by police to check whether anybody would come to take the car but till midnight nobody turned up.
"Ambala was the place where the explosives were meant to be exchanged. Bomb disposal squads and foresinic experts from Madhubani FSL rushed to the spot. Five kg of black explosives contained in three packets wrapped with brown adhesive tapes were recovered," Kampani said.
Five detonators contained in a plastic box wrapped with brown adhesive tapes, two 'ABCD' timers in a plastic box hidden in the cavity of window rolling machine of the front door of the car, registration papers of the car, two toll receipts of Shambu Barrier and Ladowal and some newspapers of Jammu and Kashmir were recovered.
The numberplate on the car and the RC recovered were not the same, a senior police official said.
Asked whether the owner of the car has been traced, Kampani said they will soon find him but refused to give any details.
First Published: Oct 13, 2011 15:12 IST