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Another LeT operative arrested from Jharkhand

March 01, 2012 17:39 IST

One more suspected Lashkar-e-Tayiba operative has been arrested from Jharkhand by the Delhi police, taking the number of terrorists picked up in the last two days to three.

Taufeek Ahmed Peer, 20, cousin of Ehtesham, who was arrested in Delhi on Wednesday, was picked up by the police from Hazaribagh in Jharkhand, sources said.

They said no explosives were found on Peer and he is being brought to Delhi.

Peer would be produced before the court of the Hazaribagh chief judicial magistrate and the Delhi police will seek his remand to bring him to Delhi for further interrogation in connection with the foiled terror bid in the capital.

The Delhi police had on Wednesday said it had foiled a major terror attack with the arrest of two LeT operatives, who had planned to trigger explosions in crowded localities in the next few days.

Police had said the attacks were "very imminent" and both the arrested, whose identity was withheld, were Indian citizens, one of whom was trained in Pakistan in bomb-making and using weapons.

Peer was staying in the house of Ehtesham's father, who was identified as Farooq.

Farooq is an employee of the Jammu and Kashmir government and "married" to a woman hailing from Jharkhand's Giridih district, a senior police official in Hazaribagh said.

He has built a house at Pabra village in the Pelawal police station area of Hazaribagh district and named it 'Kashmir House', where his wife and Peer stay, but Farooq has not visited the house for over two years, he said.

The police were searching the house following the arrests.

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