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Police: LeT planning suicide attacks in Delhi

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Delhi Police is searching for two suspected LeT operatives who have allegedly hatched a conspiracy to carry out \"suicide attacks\" in the national capital targeting \"high profile personalities\".

Delhi : Delhi Police is searching for two suspected LeT operatives who have allegedly hatched a conspiracy to carry out "suicide attacks" in the national capital targeting "high profile personalities".

The conspiracy was unearthed when the Special Cell of Delhi Police received an intelligence input about two suspected Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) operatives, identified as Dujana and Ukasha, who allegedly infiltrated in Jammu and Kashmir through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, following which an FIR was registered, said a police source.

The FIR was registered on December 1 at the Special Cell office in Lodhi Colony here under Section 120 B (criminal conspiracy) of IPC and relevant sections of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and doesn't name any suspects. It was submitted at the concerned anti-terror court, said the source.

According to the complaint, LeT is conspiring to carry out terrorist attacks in Delhi and other places in the country, for which alleged handlers have infiltrated operatives in India through Jammu and Kashmir and other international borders, said the police source.

"Two of them, identified as Dujana and Ukasha, have been reported to be based in the Kashmir Valley for quite long and are allegedly conspiring to target high profile personalities in Delhi by carrying out 'fidayeen' (suicide attacks) or grenade attacks either themselves or through their cadres," said the police source.

The cadres are believed to be using code names like Noman, Zaid and Khursheed. They are also suspected to be targeting particularly crowded areas in the city, said the source. Following the registration of the FIR, senior officials directed the Special Cell to deploy sources to collect information about LeT sympathisers, mount technical surveillance and take all possible measures to track down the threat as the earliest, the source added.

In July, the Special Cell had registered an FIR against unknown persons suspected to be associated with the ISIS and allegedly conspiring terror attacks in the national capital and other cities.

Later in the day, a Special Cell officer said that Dujana and Ukasha are suspected to be Abu Dujana, considered second-in-command of LeT, and one of his main aides Abu Ukasha. Intelligence inputs received by the Special Cell also suggest that both their names had emerged during the interrogation of two alleged LeT overground workers arrested on November 3 and 24 from Pulwama district and Bhatindi in Jammu respectively. "The arrested youths had reportedly revealed to the concerned investigators they were working under south Kashmir-based militant Dujana, who along with his main aide Ukasha, were allegedly plotting Udhampur-like attacks at cities in northern India, including Delhi," the officer said. However, things will be clear only when the duo or any of their cadres are tracked down, the officer added.
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