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Delhi Police arrests suspected terrorist planning attacks during Holi


Parikshit Luthra, CNN-IBN
Mar 22, 2013 at 02:10pm IST

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New Delhi: The Delhi Police has arrested a suspected Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist from Gorakhpur. Sources say he has revealed that there were plans of terror strikes on the occasion of Holi.

The suspected terrorist has been identified as Liaqat Shah, who hails from Sopore in Jammu and Kashmir and is 45 years old. He is wanted in several terror cases in Jammu and Kashmir and has also visited Pakistan several times.

After his arrest, a team of the Delhi Police's special cell raided a guest house in Delhi's Jama Masjid area. The team recovered some weapons and incriminating evidence which were supposed to be used for the attacks.

Sources say that the suspected operative, along with others, had carried out recce for possible terror attacks at busy marketplaces during Holi. The Hizbul operative has been remanded to police custody for 15 days.

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