Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terror Squad on Sunday busted Al-Qaeda’s terror module in Lucknow and arrested two terrorists.
The arrested persons identified as Minhaz Ahmad (30) and Maseeruddin (50) were planning to conduct a blast in Lucknow and surrounding areas before August 15.
Speaking to ANI, Prashant Kumar, ADG Law, and Order, Uttar Pradesh said, “ATS Uttar Pradesh uncovered a terror module and arrested two terrorists of Al-Qaeda’s Indian subcontinent module. One has been arrested from Kakori Police Station, while the other has been nabbed from Mariahu PS.”
“They along with their associates were planning to conduct a blast in Lucknow and surrounding areas before August 15. Pistols, IED, and huge explosives were recovered from their possession. The search operation is underway to nab their other associates” stated Kumar.
The ADG said the terror module is being operated by their masterminds sitting across the border.
“The Al-Qaeda’s Indian subcontinent module started since 2014 is being governed by Umar Halmandi from Peshawar, Quetta in Pakistan,” added Kumar.
The two were arrested in Lucknow’s Kakori earlier on Sunday.
Three Suspected Terrorists Arrested From South Kolkata: Police
Three suspected terrorists of Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) were arrested from south Kolkata’s Haridevpur area on Sunday afternoon, police said.
The arrests were made by the Kolkata Police’s Special Task Force (STF), they said.
The three suspected JMB terrorists were living in rented accommodation for a few months in the middle-class locality, raising concern among the locals.
The three suspected terrorists were nabbed following a tip-off, a senior police officer said.
“We are investigating the matter and interrogating them. It is at a very initial stage,” the officer told PTI.