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Mar 01, 2012 at 06:07pm IST

Suspected LeT terrorist arrested in Jharkhand

New Delhi: A team of Jharkhand Police and Delhi Police Special Cell have arrested a man named Tauseef Ahmed Peer, who is suspected to be a member of terror group Lashkar-e-Toiba's north Indian module. The module was busted by Delhi Police on Wednesday.

He is the third terrorist associated with Lashkar-e-Toiba to be arrested in less than 24 hours.

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Delhi Police Special Cell has got three days transit remand to bring Tauseef Ahmed Peer to Delhi from Jharkhand. According to Delhi Police officials Tauseef was planning to go to Pakistan for training. Police are also investigating Lashkar's links with the Maoists.

The Delhi Police had on Wednesday arrested two suspected terrorists - Ehtesham and Shafqat - in Delhi on Wednesday from Nizamuddin area.

"Today we arrested one more terrorist. Yesterday we arrested two. Both the LeT terrorist were arrested with arms, ammunition, SIM cards, memory cards, etc. They had jihad material on their mobile phone. Both of them are from science background," said Delhi Police DCP Arun Kampani.

While addressing a press conference the Home Minister said that Lashkar-e-Toiba was planning to detonate a bomb in a crowded locality in New Delhi and further interrogations will reveal more about their plan.

Chidambaram had said, "This module had planned a terrorist incident in Delhi. Central agencies and police have busted their plan."

There were no VVIPs on the target of the module. They wanted to detonate bombs in crowded localities, said Chidambaram.

The Home Minister also complimented the central agencies and police of three states - Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand, for busting the terror module.