The Delhi Police claimed to have arrested a Pakistan-based “terrorist” who was planning an attack in the capital.
The terror suspect was apprehended from East Delhi’s Laxmi Nagar where he was allegedly living under a fake name. Police said they recovered an AK-47 rifle, a hand grenade, pistols, and ammunition from his hideouts in Delhi.
The accused, identified as Mohd Ashraf Ali, has been booked under sections of the UAPA Act, Explosives Act, and Arms Act by the Delhi Police’s Special Cell.
According to police officials, Ali hails from the Punjab province of Pakistan and has been living in India for the last 10-15 years.
“We received a tip that a terrorist was hiding in Laxmi Nagar and could be planning something big in the coming days. Based on the inputs, raids were conducted and Ali was apprehended from his house. We suspect he was planning a major attack in the city,” said a senior police officer.