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Police recover huge cache of arms in Delhi

Delhi police have unearthed a huge cache of arms and ammunitions, including AK-56 rifles.

india Updated: May 09, 2006 13:06 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

Delhi police have unearthed a huge cache of arms and ammunitions, including AK-56 rifles, from a neighbouring area in a late-night operation against top Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists after a top ultra of the banned outfit was gunned down in an encounter in New Delhi on Monday.

Hours after the top Lashkar terrorist Abu Hamza was shot dead in an encounter, police developed clues found from his Hyundai Santro car and recovered explosives and arms from Ballabgarh near the Delhi-Haryana border.

"We have seized two AK-56 rifles, its 179 rounds of ammunition, 10 hand grenades, five kg PETN explosives, five kg urea, three litres of nitric acid, one litre glycerine, one satellite phone and several electric integrated circuits," DCP (Special Cell) Ajay Kumar said.

With the recovery of the deadly PETN explosives, used for manufacturing bombs and materials like nitric acid and urea, police believe the terrorists were planning a major strike in the Capital.

According to police, Hamza was the mastermind behind several terrorist attacks in the country and was living in Jagdish Colony in Ballabhgarh for the past one and half months.

Police were also questioning two accomplices of Hamza who were arrested from the Nizamuddin Railway station on their arrival in the Mumbai-Amritsar Golden Temple Express on Monday night.

Police also seized four kg RDX, four detonators and Rs 50,000 seized from their possession.

First Published: May 09, 2006 13:06 IST