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Ardh Kumbh was target? Man with suspected terror links detained in Haridwar

One Person, Who Is Suspected To Be Associated With A Terror Outfit, Has Been Detained And Three Of His Associates Are Being Questioned By A Team Of Delhi Police’s Special Cell At Roorkee In Uttarakhand.

PTI | Updated on: 20 Jan 2016, 10:10:05 AM

New Delhi:

One person, who is suspected to be associated with a terror outfit, has been detained and three of his associates are being questioned by a team of Delhi Police’s Special Cell at Roorkee in Uttarakhand.

The detained suspect, identified as one Akhlaq, is likely to be brought to Delhi and produced before a court here.

The suspects are believed to have been planning an attack at the ongoing Ardh Kumbh Mela in Haridwar, a police source said today.

The Special Cell tracked down the suspects in a joint operation with a central intelligence agency and they are conducting search operations throughout Uttarakhand, the source said.

The detained suspect is also being questioned in connection with the recent terror attack at Punjab’s Pathankot as he is believed to have links with terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed, the source said.

Yesterday, the Special Cell of Delhi Police had arrested a person with suspected al Qaeda links from Nuh town in Haryana’s Mewat district.

In a joint operation with a central intelligence agency, two persons were apprehended from there, of which one was arrested by the Special Cell, senior officials claimed. 

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First Published : 20 Jan 2016, 10:07:00 AM