UP Police nails two terrorists; foils plans for Aug 15

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Lucknow, Aug 13 (UNI) Just before the Independence Day celebrations, Uttar Pradesh police has managed to crack a team of terrorists including a hardcore ISI agent, along with huge quantity of RDX and other firearms.

ISI agent Mohammad Masroor, who was staying in Lucknow since November 2005 on the fake identity of Ramesh Choudhury was arrested by the Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS) at Rupedah in Bhariach district near the Indo-Nepal border last night.

After interrogating Masroor, the ATS caught hold of one Fiayaz Ahmed, a gang member of terrorist outfit Jamitul Mujahadin at the Ghaziabad railway station along with RDX and Ammonia Nitrate.

Addressing a press conference here, Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) Brij Lal said getting hold of these two anti-national elements was a major achievement for the state government as they could have triggered some undesired act during the Independence Day celebrations.

He said police had recovered documents related to Indian defence, photographs of Ordinance factory Kanpur, map of Lucknow cantonment area, railway tickets for Kolkata, Jaipur and Delhi, mobile phone, driving licience, ration card and LIC policy from the ISI agent Masroor, who is a native of Karachi, Pakistan.

The ISI agent used to work at the Varanasi glass shop in the state capital as Ramesh and even visited several important places, including the Chief Minister's office for doing glass works.

The Varanasi glass company, where he worked as a glass cutter was entrusted with all the renovation of the Chief Minister's office and other offices and residences of the VVIPs of the state.

However, arrest reports of Ramesh came in the media in last week of July, but police officials had denied it.

The police was now investigating into the handiwork of one Riyaz, the manager of the glass company, who had issued a character certificate of Mansoor and the company owner Khalid Masood.

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