New Delhi, May 22 (UNI) Police today claimed to have busted a plot to carry out explosions in the capital with the arrest of a Pakistan-trained militant from Paharganj area here and recovered more than three kilograms of deadly RDX.
Mohammad Iqbal alias Abdul Rehman, 31, was arrested yesterday evening at about 2030 hrs from the New Delhi Railway station area in Paharganj, according to the police.
''His interrogation led to the recovery of three kilograms of RDX, five detonators and a timer from a spot in Janakpuri in West Delhi.'' He told the police that he joined militancy in 2002 and visited Pakistan, where he received 3-months training, via Bangladesh on a Bangladeshi passport. Later after coming back to Bangladesh, he was sent to India by Harkat-ul-Jehade-Islami (HUJI) commander Qamar alias Nata to carry out subversive activities.
''Meanwhile, Iqbal worked as a 'Maulana' in various mosques of western Uttar Pradesh and Delhi. In Delhi, he worked at Sitapuri colony, Dabri where he provided safe hideouts to HUJI militants.'' He later went back to Bangladesh on the orders of the HUJI chief but was sent back this month, after getting trained in handling RDX, to carry out blasts in the capital.
''We are interrogating him and trying to find out whether he or any of his associates had any connection with the recent Jaipur serial blasts,'' police added.
Meanwhile, earlier today, the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Sanjeev Jain sent the Iqbal to 11-day police custody.
The Special cell pleaded before the court that Iqbal was to be taken to Bangladesh border and various other places in Uttar Pradesh to unearth the conspiracy.
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