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IM planned to send poison letters to kill targets: Delhi Police

PTI August 20, 2014 16:14 IST
New Delhi: Indian Mujahideen was planning to send letters "soaked with poison" to their targets to kill them, the Delhi Police has told a court in its chargesheet filed against six suspected men of the terror outfit in a case of allegedly setting up an illegal arms factory here.

In its supplementary chargesheet, the Special Cell of Delhi Police claimed that during interrogation, suspected IM operatives Tehsin Akhtar and Mohd Waqar Azhar had disclosed that they had made efforts to make poison with the help of available chemicals.

"During their interrogation, accused Waqar and Tehsin had disclosed that they had made efforts to make poison with the help of available chemicals such as magnesium sulphate, acetone and castor seeds.

"Their purpose behind making poison was to attempt target killing by sending letter soaked with poison. These chemicals have been recovered from Waqar," the police said in its chargesheet filed before Additional Sessions Judge Reetesh Singh.

In the supplementary chargesheet, the police has named suspected top IM operatives Tehsin Akhtar, Zia-Ur-Rehman, Mohd Waqar Azhar, Mohd Maroof, Mohd Saquib Ansari and Imteyaz Alam as accused. They all have been arrested.

They have been chargesheeted for various offences punishable under the provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, the Explosive Substances Act, the Arms Act and the IPC.

In its chargesheet, the police alleged that IM members had conducted reccee of historic Taj Mahal and Agra Fort in Agra to carry out bomb blasts and Bharatpur in Rajasthan was also one of their next targets.

"During investigation, on April 18, 2014, accused Saquib Ansari, pursuant to his disclosure, led the police team to a hotel in the name of 'KGN' in Agra, UP where he along with Barqat (suspected IM operative) had stayed on March 7, 2014. They had gone to Agra on the directions of Riyaz Bhatkal to conduct a reccee of Agra Fort, Taj Mahal etc. for causing blasts," the police said.