New Delhi: In a major blow to terror outfits, the special cell of Delhi Police foiled a major arms haul in the wake of the Independence Day preparation in the country.
A huge cache of Arms, live ammunition and explosives were seized by the Delhi Police special cell from two men hailing from Shamli area of Uttar Pradesh.
The arms consignment consisted of assault rifles, country-made and imported pistols, and carbines.
According to police, the two arms dealers have been identified as Azim Mohammad and Aas Mohammed who were caught by the police while smuggling in around 50 pistols and 50 cartridges to New Delhi via train. On further investigations, more assault rifles of Kalashnikov variants and carbines were recovered from the duo.
Meanwhile, sources in Delhi Police did not rule out the possibility of a terror attack as the recovery was made just at the wake of the independence celebrations.
It may be mentioned that, Security Agencies had foiled another terror attack a few days earlier as they arrested a Kashmiri youth in Jammu on August 5 when he was travelling in a Delhi-bound train.
Police personnel seized eight hand grenades and a sum of Rs 60,850 from the youth identified as Arfan Wani who is a resident of Pulwama’s Awantipora.
As per intelligence reports, earlier last month, it had warned the security forces that Pakistan-based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed might attempt to disrupt the Independence day celebrations to be celebrated on August 15 in India.
In a separate intel-report, Parliament could also be a prone target of Khalistani operatives.
Police also affirmed following interrogation of the arrested insurgents that they confirmed the attacks might be carried out amid in crowded areas in Delhi and the motive strictly lies at avenging the death of Burhan Wani and other commanders of the Jaish-e-Mohammed.