On Tuesday, the Delhi Police claimed to have apprehended a Pakistani “terrorist” preparing an attack in the capital. The terrorist suspect was caught in Laxmi Nagar, East Delhi, where he was allegedly residing under a false identity. From his hideouts in Delhi, police said they seized an AK-47 rifle, a hand grenade, pistols, and ammo. The Special Cell of the Delhi Police has charged the accused, Mohd Ashraf Ali, with violating the UAPA Act, the Explosives Act, and the Arms Act.
Ali is from Pakistan’s Punjab area and has lived in India for the past 10-15 years, according to police sources.
“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 around 10 pm on Monday. We found an AK-47 along with several arms and ammunition from his house. We suspect he was planning a major attack in the city,” said a senior police officer.
He was thought to be living in India under the name Ali Ahmed Noori, according to police. They went on to say that he got his ID cards by falsifying documents.
Ali was questioned, and the AK-47 and other weapons were confiscated from his hideouts in Delhi, according to Special Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) Neeraj Thakur. The firearms and false IDs, including an Indian passport, were found at Kalindi Kunj, Turkman Gate, according to sources.
The Indian Express