Kashmiri Terrorist Caught with Explosives in Delhi

After the explosions in Mumbai, a Delhi man was arrested later today with explosives and cash he was carrying for the Islamic terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taiba the from Kashmir:

A 43-year-old man allegedly working as a conduit for the militant outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) was arrested on Bhisham Pitamah Marg in South Delhi by the Special Cell of the Delhi police on Monday. The police claim to have recovered over 2 kg of RDX and Rs. 49 lakh in cash from him.

Joint Commissioner of Police Karnal Singh said the Special Cell recently received a tip-off that a native of Baramulla in Kashmir, staying at Jangpura in South Delhi, had links with a terrorist outfit. Subsequently, the suspect’s activities were closely watched. The police learnt that he was to hand over a consignment of explosives and hawala money to a militant near the NBCC tower on Bhisham Pitamah Marg on Monday.

A trap was laid and the accused was arrested around 11.15 a.m. after he reached there in a car. He was identified as Ajaz Hussain Khwaja. The police recovered the RDX consignment that was concealed in a built-in cavity inside the vehicle.

During interrogation, Ajaz allegedly disclosed that he worked as a carrier of hawala money for Pakistan-based Kashmiri Mukhtyar Ahmed. Ajaz claimed that he met Mukhtyar at Old Rajender Nagar, and the latter offered him good money for working as a carrier for the terrorist outfit. He said he used to get instructions from Mukhyar mostly through the Internet.

Officials report the arrested man says he has no connections to the Mumbai bombings earlier in the day.

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