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2 HuJI men held for UP court blasts
December 22, 2007 09:53 IST
In an early morning joint operation, the Uttar Pradesh police and central security agencies arrested two militants of banned Harkat-ul-Jehadi-Islami from Barabanki railway station alleged to be involved in recent serial blasts in the state.
The two identified as Khalid Mohammed and Tariq were arrested and 1.25 kg of RDX and some gelatin sticks were recovered from them, official sources said.
Khalid who hails from Jaunpur area of Uttar Pradesh, received training from HuJI cadres in Kashmir, while Tariq is a resident of Azamgarh district of the state.
The police alleged that the two were involved in the serial blasts that left over a dozen people dead and nearly 50 other injured.
The blasts took place in court premises at Lucknow, Varanasi and Faizabad on November 23.