Was Ambala explosives meant for a Diwali blast in Delhi?


New Delhi, Oct 14: With a major tragedy averted when the Delhi police seized a car laden with explosives in Ambala in Haryana, the investigating officials have found further damning information following initial probe. They are assessing the CCTV footage from the two toll plazas on National Highway 1 in Jammu which is believed to be the route the assailants used to enter Ambala.

The Delhi police in a press conference on Thursday claimed that the explosives were provided by the Lashkar-e-Toiba module in J&K and were meant to be given to the terror organisation Babbar Khalsa International (BKI) for a covert operation in Delhi ahead of Diwali.

The police seized the car after receiving a tip-off and later found detonators, timer devices and 5 kg of RDX. Arun Kampani, deputy commissioner of police (Special Cell) has been quoted as saying, "The explosives were to change hands in Ambala. The consignment was meant for Delhi. We also recovered five detonators. They have been sent to Madhuban in Haryana for forensic examination. We had received a specific input that a module of LeT is active in Jammu and Kashmir and they would be providing the explosives to BKI."

With intelligence agencies receiving inputs of a terror strike centered around Punjab, they had earlier intercepted a call from Nepal that had mentioned the details about the seized car. The number of the car was found to be HR 03R 0054. It was based on this tip-off that the Delhi police intimated the Haryana police to seize the Tata Indica car.

The CCTV images from the toll plaza reveled that there were two or three people who drove the car into Ambala. They had entered the state crossing the Shambhu Barrier and Ladowal toll gates. Sources in the police also added, "The vehicle registered under this number is actually an Indica that was owned by one Om Prakash Jain who purchased it in 2006 and is said to have subsequently sold it to someone in Fazilka."

The police are trying to gather further details of the car by looking into the CCTV images.

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