HuJI planned bomb blasts in Delhi
Abdur Rehman, the alleged Harkat-ul-Jihad-e-Islami (HuJI) militant who was arrested outside the New Delhi railway station on Wednesday, planned to carry out explosions at markets and crowded places in the Capital, according to the Special Cell of the Delhi Police.
Rehman, at whose instance the Special Cell seized 3.1 kg RDX, five detonators and a timer device from Janakpuri in West Delhi in the early hours of Thursday, is also suspected to be involved in the Varanasi blasts in March 2006.
The Special Cell, which suspected Rehman’s involvement in the Samjhauta Express blast in February 2007, had traced his residence to Shamli in Muzaffarnagar, but he escaped to Bangladesh. Acting on a tip-off by the Central Intelligence that he would reach Delhi on a train from Howrah after crossing the India-Bangladesh border, the police arrested him on Chelmsford Road around 8.30 p.m. on Wednesday.