Ex-Pakistan soldier planning terror attacks in Delhi : Agencies

Thursday, Mar 24, 2016,10:56 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

New Delhi | Delhi, Punjab and Assam police were alerted by security agencies about an ex-Pakistani soldier having crossed over to India along with six hardcore terrorists through the India-Pakistan border in Pathankot with a plan to carry out attacks in Delhi during Holi.

In a communication, the central security agencies said Mohammad Khurshid Alam alias Jahangir, an ex-military personnel of Pakistan Army, who had worked as a recruiter, coordinator and guide of Jehadi elements in Assam, had crossed over to India from Pakistan through the India-Pakistan border in Pathankot on February 26 along with six hardcore terrorists.

The intention of this group is to kill citizens in Delhi in hotels and hospitals on or before Holi, the communication said. The agencies said Alam had visited a madrasa in Barpeta district in Assam in September 2015.

The ex-Pakistan army man had stayed in the madrasa for five days and thereafter left for Chirang district, bordering Bhutan. Alam had used another madrasa in Dhubri district in Assam as his base and used to visit other parts of the state, it said. In Dhubri, a teacher of the madrasa provided all required logistical support to Alam, the communication added.