A terror plan was foiled up in Lucknow, UP. On Sunday, the UP ATS arrested two terrorists with links to Al Qaeda outfit. Precisely, the terrorists have suspected links to Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind, an offshoot of Al Qaeda. During the raid, officials also recovered explosives and weapons. Also, the ATS is raiding locations across UP to catch other suspects.
The Evidence of The Terror Plan
.According to top officials, the recovered items included an IED explosive, a pistol, and a pressure cooker bomb. The ADG Law and Order UP stated the same in a press conference. The suspects were plotting terror attacks across Uttar Pradesh ahead of Independence Day. As per the items recovered, he stated that they were even planning “human bomb” attacks in crowded places! Hence, the ATS has recovered evidence of the terror plan.
The Suspected Terrorists
Maseeruddin is a resident of Madiaon, Lucknow. He married 4 years ago. Also, he has two kids. His wife is a professor at some private university in Lucknow. Therefore, she lives with the children at the university hostel.
Minaz Ahmed is a resident of Lucknow’s Dubagga area. Items recovered from Ahmed’s residence included an explosive device (IED), along with other explosives and a pistol, officials said.
Now, the UP ATS is also probing the role of a Shahid, a garage owner. He was also the neighbor of Minhaz Ahmed. According to officials probing the matter, Shahid owns an SUV which has been spotted in Jammu and Kashmir. It was also seen in other parts of the country.
The main target of the terrorists was the Ram Mandir, and many other religious places! Maps found in their residences revealed the same! Their targets included temples in Ayodhya, Mathura, and Kashi!
Now, a team of the Delhi Police Special Cell will arrive in Lucknow later this week to interrogate the two suspected terror operatives.