UP Govt denies reports that Rahul was on JeM hit-list
The Uttar Pradesh government denies reports that Rahul Gandhi is on the hit-list of the three Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists arrested in Lucknow this morning.india Updated: Nov 16, 2007 19:05 IST
The Uttar Pradesh government on Friday denied reports that Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi was on the hit-list of the three Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists arrested in Lucknow this morning.
"The investigating agencies have so far not disclosed the name of the politician, who was the target of the terrorists. The interrogation is still on," Special Secretary (Home) Mohammad Idris said.
About Rahul Gandhi's name in the hit-list, Idris said he did not know who had taken his name and how it was taken.
"We have no such information," he said.
After the arrest of the three terrorists - Mohammad Abid alias Faate, Usuf alias Faisal and Mirza Rashid Baig - state police chief Vikram Singh said that the trio had been trained to kidnap a leading Uttar Pradesh-based politician to create terror in the country and exert pressure for getting freed 42 dreaded terrorists lodged in various jails.