Terror attack averted: 12kg Explosives and 3 Men taken into custody

Terror attack averted: 12kg Explosives and 3 Men taken into custody (Source: The Indian Express)
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Gunjan Handa

Three men were detained in Nimbahera, Chittorgarh, on Wednesday, and 12 kg of RDX was discovered in their possession. The three men from Ratlam, Madhya Pradesh, are suspected of being linked to a terrorist organisation and plotting a series of blasts in Jaipur.

Preliminary investigations suggest that the three individuals taken into custody are members of an organization known as Al Sufa.

Officials claimed on Thursday that the Rajasthan Police’s Anti-Terrorist Squad had arrested three people and detained three others who were reportedly planning terror attacks.

Police had received a tip that the three suspects would be travelling from Ratlam to Jaipur. The plan was to set off a series of blasts in Jaipur during the occasion of Navratri when there would be a gathering at certain places.  

On Wednesday evening, police units responded to the tip and arrived in Nimbahera, Chittorgarh, to conduct thorough road checks. The three men driving a car with the MP licence plate were soon apprehended and searched. Police discovered 12 kg of explosives, three battery clocks, three connector cables, six lamps, and a jeep in their possession.

According to the report, the police are working closely with top officials from the National Investigative Agency (NIA) and the Intelligence Bureau (IB).

The accused have been charged under the Explosives Substances Act and the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act at the Sadar Nimbaheda police station in the Chittorgarh district, according to the report. Three more people were detained from Tonk and Chittorgarh districts on the basis of interrogation of the three arrested suspects, while two others were detained with the help of Madhya Pradesh, it added.

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