Guwahati, June 3 (UNI) The Assam police has unearthed a Hizbul Mujahideen network, operating in the western part of the state, which had been planning to launch a major attack on the country's commercial capital, Mumbai.
Police said here today that it had already tipped off the Anti-Terrorist Force (ATF) and the Maharashtra police and a team of ATF personnel had arrived here.
Police stumbled upon the whole operation when they arrested a Huji associate, allegedly involved in fake currency and arms racket, on May 21 from Dhubri area of the state.
Acting on a tip, a joint team of police and CRPF personnel launched an operation in Pratapkhata village under Fakiragram police station and nabbed Gulzar Hussaian.
He was allegedly involved in fake currency and arms racket and had sustained bullet injuries in his leg during an earlier gunfight with security forces, police said.
During the search operation, security personnel recovered a five kg bomb from a tiffin box kept in Hussain's house.
However, police remained tight-lipped about the whole investigation process.
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