According to sources, both the pistol seller and the middleman have been taken into custody by the ATS. Inquiry continues. Their arrest is possible soon.
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The terrorists of the terrorist organization Al Qaeda, who were caught in Lucknow, had bought the pistol from the Chamanganj area of Kanpur. The terrorists have disclosed this in the interrogation of the ATS. It is suspected that the history sheeter of Chamanganj had provided the pistol.
According to sources, both the pistol seller and the middleman have been taken into custody by the ATS. Inquiry continues. Their arrest is possible soon. There is also a apprehension that other arms and ammunition recovered have also been supplied from Kanpur itself. Its investigation continues.
The ATS on Sunday arrested two Al Qaeda terrorists Minhaj Ahmed and Masiruddin alias Musheer from Dubagga area of Thakurganj police station area of Lucknow. Cooker bomb, explosives, IED and a pistol were recovered from their hideout.
According to sources, the terrorists told during interrogation that they had bought the recovered pistol from a person from Chamanganj. For this, a lump sum amount was given to the seller of the weapon. The purchase was done by the terrorists themselves by going to Kanpur. The name of the deal maker has also been told by the terrorists.
Here, ATS has picked up a history sheeter. According to the information, this history-sheeter had given the pistol to the terrorists. Now in the investigation, it will be known whether the history sheeter himself had sold the pistol or got it from someone else.
ATS will face terrorists with this
The terrorists were presented in the court by ATS in Lucknow. Both the terrorists have been taken on 14-day custody remand by the ATS. During the interrogation, the terrorists can also come to Kanpur with the ATS.
According to sources, from where the arms and pistols have been bought, they will be confronted with the seller. The role of all those people whose names will be taken by terrorists and people about whom information will be received from CDR etc. will be investigated. Action will be taken against those against whom evidence is found.
A big gang of gun smugglers lives in Chamanganj. Presently the key member of the gang is in jail. His henchmen are handling all the work. The uncle and other relatives of this person have been vicious criminals. There is a lot of firearms in the city. Supari killers often buy weapons from this gang.
According to sources, it is feared that the terrorists were given pistol through this gang. In future also, a large quantity of weapons were to be supplied to the terrorists from Chamanganj itself. That’s why this gang has come on the radar of the investigating agency. The layers are being explored.
Kanpur became the base of sleeper cell
The terrorists had made Lucknow a big hideout this time. Especially the place of collecting explosives, making IED and conspiracy was made in Lucknow. But his sleeper cells remained active in Kanpur. From here all the information and funding was being done to them. It was a conspiracy of terrorists to first target Lucknow and then Kanpur. However, the investigating agency foiled their plans.
In the investigation of ATS, it has been found that the arrested terrorists had come to Kanpur to do recce. Stayed here for about a month in a hotel near the new road. During this, while roaming, he met the builder and other people. When the conversation took place, he started leaning towards the terrorists.
Gradually he also joined the terrorists. Similarly, gangs were being formed. Their aim was to form small gangs in the cities. Gangs will not be in contact with each other. Terrorists will directly handle these groups.
Security increased, surveillance through surveillance
It was learned from the sources that maps of many important places including the defense installations of the city, railway stations and other important places have been recovered from the terrorists. It is feared that the terrorists were about to attack these places. But now that the terrorists have been apprehended, the security of these establishments and places has been increased. Surveillance has also been activated.