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Kanpur: Hizbul Mujahideen militant suspected of planning attack during Ganesh Chaturthi arrested

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Guihiamliu Riamei | Updated on: 13 Sep 2018, 05:47:05 PM
Director General of Police OP Singh (Photo: Twitter/ANI)

New Delhi:

The Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) on Thursday arrested a Hizbul Mujahideen militant, who was allegedly planning to attack on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, from Kanpur.

Director General of Police OP Singh said the militant, identified as Qamar-Uz-Zama from Assam, had gone for training in Kashmir in April 2017.

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“The ATS has arrested a Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist from Kanpur. He apparently had plans to attack on occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi. During questioning he told us that he had gone for training to Kashmir in April 2017. He is of Indian nationality and is a literate person,” OP Singh was quoted by ANI as saying.

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First Published : 13 Sep 2018, 05:23:05 PM