New Delhi: Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) is planning to hijack a plane ahead of Independence Day from Ahmedabad airport, according to an intelligence report. Intelligence Bureau sources say that LeT is planning to hijack plane before August 15.
The Ahmedabad airport has been put on high alert following the inputs, they add. They also say that two hardcore LeT members are among the 21 involved in the plot.
Earlier, LeT operative and 26/11 handler Sayed Ansari alias Abu Jundal had revealed that the terror organisation has plans to carry out at least 10 more attacks across India, for which, he had expressed his willingness to participate, police said.
"Though our case is that he is the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) operative and he actively participated in the 26/11 case, his admission to be a member of the terror outfit during our interrogation is very significant development for us," a senior police official said on Friday.
The 31-year-old terror suspect had claimed that the LeT has planned at least 10 more strikes across India in the next few years, the official added.
"Jundal claimed he wanted to participate in all these attacks, though he is not aware of the targets," the official added.
Jundal was arrested in the 26/11 case on July 21 after he was brought to Mumbai from Delhi, where he was apprehended in an another case.
Meanwhile, the Mumbai crime branch has picked up for questioning, Abdul Rafe, a close aide of suspected LeT operative Abu Jundal, in connection with the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks.
Rafe was held three days ago and taken to Mumbai for questioning after Jundal told his interrogators that he had told the Beed resident of the plan to attack Mumbai when he was in Saudi-Arabia.
Police sources said Rafe was in the Gulf between 2005 and 2008, the period during which he allegedly came into contact with Ansari, one of the handlers of Pakistani terrorists who attacked Mumbai in November 2008.
(With additional inputs from PTI)