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The search operation of UP ATS is going on for about 7 hours in Dubagga area of Kakori police station area of Lucknow. Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh’s ADG Law and Order Prashant Kumar said that the ATS has arrested two Ansar Ghazwatul Hind (AGH) terrorists, Minhaj Ahmed and Maseeruddin alias Musheer, linked to Al Qaeda. The terrorists wanted to carry out a fidayeen attack around August 15. 6 districts of UP including Lucknow were on their target.
During the operation, the commandos of UP ATS had surrounded the entire area like this.
ADG Prashant Kumar said that ATS had received information that Al Qaeda had instructed Omar Halmandi to run terror in India. Halmandi conducts terrorist activities from the Pakistan and Afghanistan borders. He was working to recruit and radicalize members in the AQIS organization in India. Halmandi had also set up an al-Qaeda module in Lucknow. Through this, preparations were made to carry out terrorist incidents in the country.
UP ADG Prashant Kumar giving information about the terrorists caught in Lucknow.
Terrorists caught in Dubagga area in Kakori, Lucknow
UP ATS has been running search operation for about 7 hours in Dubagga area of Kakori police station area of Lucknow. It also includes ATS commandos. Here the ATS had received inputs about the hiding of Al Qaeda terrorists in a garage. After this, both the terrorists were caught by running the operation. Five terrorists are said to be absconding. Commandos have also searched 3 houses. A large quantity of ammunition has been recovered so far, which includes cooker and timer bombs.
ATS team has recovered arms including cooker bombs from the terrorists’ house.
Many people of Lucknow-Kanpur are involved in the network of terrorists
According to Prashant Kumar, the names of Minhaj, Masiruddin and Shakeel have cropped up among the members of the Al-Qaeda module. Many other people from Lucknow, Kanpur are also included in their gang. These people, on the instructions of Halmandi, had made preparations to carry out terrorist attacks with human bombs, blasting important places, monuments, crowded areas in various cities of Uttar Pradesh, especially in the capital Lucknow, before August 15. The terrorists had also deposited arms and explosives for the same purpose.
See in pictures ATS operation in Lucknow..