Indian police claimed on Friday that they have arrested a militant who was allegedly planning to carry out ‘suicide attacks’ in New Delhi after travelling to India from Pakistan via Nepal.
SN Srivastava, who heads an anti-terrorism unit, identified the suspect as Syed Liaqat Shah from Indian-administered Kashmir, who he claimed had come from Pakistan to Nepal on a Pakistani passport.
“He was instructed to recruit people, choose targets and organise suicide attacks in New Delhi,” Srivastava told a news conference. Shah was planning to organise the attacks in New Delhi to ‘avenge’ last month’s execution of Kashmiri militant Afzal Guru for his alleged role in the 2001 attack on Indian parliament, he claimed.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 23rd, 2013.