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LeT operatives chargesheeted for terror activities


New Delhi: Delhi Police today chargesheeted two suspected Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) operatives arrested last year for allegedly conspiring to kidnap several businessmen to generate funds for buying weapons and explosives to carry out terror attacks in the national capital.

Delhi Police Special Cell, in its charge sheet filed in a court here, named Mohd Rashid and Mohd Shahid as accused and charged them for offences of criminal conspiracy under the IPC and under the provisions of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

“During investigation conducted so far, the following facts have come on record to establish that arrested accused Rashid and Shahid are members of banned terrorist organisation LeT…and were in conspiracy with Abdul Subhan (absconding and is wanted LeT member) and Javed Baluchi (LeT terrorist from Pakistan) to plot a terrorist action in Delhi/adjoining areas,” police said in its charge sheet before Additional Sessions Judge Daya Prakash.

Both the accused were arrested in December last year from Haryana’s Mewat region.

With their arrest, police had claimed to have unearthed a terror module of LeT which was at an “advanced stage” of planning a major strike in Delhi.

Regarding Baluchi, police had said that intelligence agencies had provided information in November last year that Baluchi was contacted on his Pakistani mobile number from Rajasthan and there were conversations regarding a conspiracy to carry out a terror strike in India.

Police had also claimed that Rashid had told the investigators about LeT’s plan to execute a terror strike “on the anniversary of Babri Masjid demolition”.

According to police, after their arrest, Rashid and Shahid had said that they had met two persons in Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar region after the riots.