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4 Indian Mujahideen terrorists arrested in Rajasthan

March 23, 2014 12:33 IST

Four suspected operatives of terror outfit Indian Mujahideen were arrested by Delhi police from Rajasthan on Sunday morning.

The four men, including Pakistan-based operative Waqas Ahmed, were found carrying detonators and other explosive material at the time of their arrest.

The four IM operatives had planned to target political leaders during the campaign for the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls, said police.

The arrests come in the wake of repeated intelligence inputs that suggested that terror operatives would try to disrupt the poll process by targeting prominent leaders.

The Special Cell of Delhi police, which has been tracking the operatives for a month now, is interrogating them to garner more information.

Inputs by the Intelligence Bureau had suggested that the terrorists are likely to slip into Jaipur and Jodhpur, through the India-Pakistan border in Rajasthan, to target election rallies.

IM chief Yasin Bhatkal, who has been in police custody since August last year, had told policemen that the IM terrorists were setting up base in the desert state.

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Vicky Nanjappa