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3 ultras killed near RSS headquarters

June 01, 2006 09:13 IST
Last Updated: June 01, 2006 13:13 IST

Police shot dead three heavily armed terrorists when they tried to enter the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh headquarters in Nagpur in the wee hours on Thursday.

Three Ak-56 rifles, a huge quantity of RDX and 12 hand grenades were recovered from the slain terrorists, who were dressed in uniforms of police sub-inspectors and had used a white Ambassador car with a red beacon to carry out the attack.

Giving details of the encounter, City Police Commissioner S P S Yadav said the police chased them after they broke through the first barrier, about 200 metres from the headquarters.

Yadav said that when the police challenged them, the terrorists opened fire from their AK-56 rifles and were subsequently killed in retaliatory fire.

Yadav said two policemen were also injured in the encounter that lasted about five minutes.

The identities of the three terrorists, who were in the age group of 20-22 and believed to be members of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba, are yet to be established, the police said.

Former RSS spokesperson Ram Madhav said, "We are happy that the police took firm action," he said.

Last month, the Anti-Terrorist Squad had recovered 30 kg of RDX, 17 AK-47 rifles and 50 hand grenades from a Jeep in Aurangabad and arrested 11 suspected LeT militants.

The arms and ammunitions were being transported in computer boxes. This was the biggest seizure of RDX after the 1993 serial bomb blast in Mumbai.

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Number of User Comments: 7

Sub: Good Job Intelligence agencies & Cops !

Very rare we find the governental agencies doing their job to perfection. Either the Intelligence was accurate or the Police were on top of Security. ...

Posted by Pankaj

Sub: Terrorists in Nagpur

Kudos to Security Forces to prevent another genocide. Alertness on the part of security personnel and citizens will certainly help nab the undesirable elements. Home ...

Posted by T.P. Viswanathan

Sub: The threat of Nationwide Terror

The news of the Police liquidating the terrorists has brought out a very dangerous fact: The terrorists notably the LeT have acquired the capability and ...

Posted by Ravi


What a shameful and henious act these terrorist are doing...Will the govt of india taking these acts seriousely...wake up Mr Prime Minister and fix this ...

Posted by PRAKASH


Looking to the past record of Media some thing of this typet was expected to divert media from critisizing govt on Labh Ka PAd.

Posted by sanjay



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