Terror Threat to Haridwar Kumbh Mela, Terrorist Arrested


New Delhi: The Special Cell of the Delhi Police arrested a suspected terrorist from Roorkee, Uttarakhand on Tuesday night. The man named Akhlaq is said to be associated with an international terror group.

Three other persons have also been detained in Delhi Police’s operation across Uttarakhand. The arrested men are currently being interrogated.

According to reports, the Special Cell had got a tip off that terrorists are planning to target the Kumbh Mela in Haridwar. Militants were also planning to hit some vital installations in the national capital and surrounding areas.

The arrests have come a day after police nabbed an Al Qaeda operative Abu-al-Sami from Mewat in Haryana. Sami, who belongs to Jamshedpur in Jharkhand, has reportedly provided some important details about terrorists plan to strike around Republic Day.

Police sources said Sami received terror training in Pakistan in 2014. He landed in Pakistan via Dubai in January, 2014. After spending some days in Karachi, Sami travelled to Mansera, where he received training on handling arms and explosives.