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IIT Delhi, BJP, Cong hqs were on IM's hit list

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New Delhi, Feb 8: In a startling revelation, police on Sunday, Feb 7 said that the headquarters of Congress and BJP, including IIT Delhi were on the hit list of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) aided terror outfit Indian Mujahideen (IM) after the serial blasts in Sep 2008.

The plans of the Indian Mujahideen was revealed during the interrogation of the Shahzad, who was arrested by UP's Anti-Terror Squad, in Azamgarh, sources said.

Delhi police said that Shahzad had confessed to shooting at inspector MC Sharma during Batla House encounter on Sep 19, 2008.

They added that after fleeing from Batla House, Shahzad was in touch with the four members of the terror outfit over internet.

Sources said that Shahzad had named a UP politician, a former MLA, stating that he had fled to his Shaheenbagh house after the encounter and had taken some money from the former MLA.

Both Shahzad and Junaid then went to Aligarh from Shaheenbagh and move on to Bulandshahr.

According to sources, he traveled towards Lucknow and from there he went to his village in Azamgarh before heading to Jaipur.

"From Jaipur, he went to Mumbai and later returned to his village where he was hiding," the official said.

Sources added that the .32 revolver with which Shahzad had fired at Sharma could not be retrieved by the police, despite taking him to the canal where he had thrown it.

Following the revelation, the police conducted raid at several places which Shahzad had mentioned, sources said.

Besides, the former MLA, the names of a local leader, who is also said to be a councillor and another leader who assisted him in escaping from Delhi, have come up during the interrogation, according to sources.

Nearly 26 people during the Delhi serial blasts in Sep 2008.

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