Four suspected ISIS terrorists, who were plotting a terror strike during the ongoing Ardh Kumbh at Hardwar, have landed in police net following a joint operation of intelligence agencies. The Special Cell of Delhi Police on Wednesday arrested four persons from Manglour in Uttarakhand.
“They had planned to carry out terror attacks at the Ardh Kumbh Mela, trains heading towards Hardwar passing through Roorkee and some strategic locations in Delhi,” Special Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) Arvind Deep said.
According to sources, the suspects were allegedly in contact with a former Indian Mujahideen operative, who later went for training in Syria and is currently believed to be a key member of Ansar-ut Tawhid fi Bilad al-Hind (AuT), which has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State.
One of the suspects, Akhlaq, is also being questioned in connection with the recent attack at Pathankot airbase.