NEW DELHI: The Special Cell of Delhi Police has arrested a suspected Pakistani terrorist, who was planning to carry out a terror attack during the festival season in the national capital, an official said here on Tuesday.
The suspected terrorist was arrested from the Laxmi Nagar area of the national capital.
According to the official, the suspected Pakistani national, who had obtained fake Indian identity cards through forged documents, has been identified as Mohd Ashraf alias Ali, a resident of Punjab province in Pakistan.
About the terrorist of Pakistani nationality who was arrested earlier in Delhi, DCP (Special Cell) Pramod Kushwaha said that he married a woman from Ghaziabad for documents. “He had acquired an Indian passport too, travelled to Thailand and Saudi Arabia,” he said.
Apart from AK 47 rifle, two magazines with 60 rounds, one hand grenade, and two pistols with 50 rounds of cartridges were also recovered from his possession.
The suspect has been arrested under relevant sections of the UAPA Act, Explosives Act, and Arms Act, the official said.
Notably, the cops in the national capital were already on high alert due to the festival season. “During the festive season, there is a high footfall of people in the markets, temples, and commercial places. This rush of people can be used by anti-national elements having nefarious designs to carry out terror attacks in such places,” a top official said.
Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana had also taken a crime review meeting on Saturday with senior officials and issued directions to enhance their vigil during these days.
In the crime review meeting of the Delhi police chief, it was also discussed how to prevent terrorists or anti-national elements from taking the help of local gangsters.
The arrested terrorists were planning to carry out terror attacks in the country during this festival season. All the suspects are currently in police custody.