Lucknow: Two Indian Mujahideen terrorists from Pakistan have been arrested from Gorakhpur in eastern Uttar Pradesh and were planning to target policemen ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, police said today.
The duo, Murtaza and Faheem, got their training from a terror camp in Afghanistan, Inspector General (law and order) Amrendra Kumar Sengar said.
The Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) of the state police arrested them from a railway station in Gorakhpur last night. “Murtaza alias Abdul Valid and Mohammad Owais alias Faheem, both residents of Karachi in Pakistan, were arrested by the ATS near railway station in Gorakhpur last night,” Sengar said.
The ATS team recovered two AK-47 rifles and its 70 cartridges, two .30 bore Chinese pistols, sim cards of India and Nepal, currencies of India, Nepal, Pakistan and the US and some other documents from them.
“During interrogation, the duo told ATS that they were residents of Pakistan. They also told the interrogators that they got 40-day training at a camp of Tehrik-e-Taliban in Afghanistan during 2010-11,” the officer said. Besides physical training, they also learnt to operate AK-47 rifle, hand grenade, mortar and rocket launcher in the camp.