Ahead of the festive season, the Delhi Police Special Cell foiled a big terror plan with the arrest of a Pakistani national from Laxmi Nagar today and seized an AK-47 rifle from his possession.
According to the police, the accused was living with a fake identification of an Indian national and had obtained the Indian identity cards through forged documents.
The special cell operation was monitored by the Commissioner of Police Rakesh Asthana. “It is a good catch by special cell ahead of the festive season. A big terror plan has been foiled by our team,” Mr Asthana said.
Apart from an AK-47 rifle with one extra magazine and 60 rounds, the police seized one hand grenade and two sophisticated pistols with 50 rounds.
The accused, identified as Mohd Asraf, has been booked under relevant provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, Explosive Act, Arms Act, and other provisions. He was a big part of the Sleeper Cell.
Asraf is a resident of Narowal in Pakistan’s Punjab province. A search has been conducted at his present address at Ramesh Park in Delhi’s Laxmi Nagar. He was arrested by the police around 9.20 pm on Monday.
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