Jul 12, 2021, 07:10 AM IST
In a massive breakthrough, the Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) arrested two terrorists of the Al Qaeda-supported Ansar Ghazwatul Hind from the outskirts of Lucknow on Sunday. Identified as Minhaz Ahmad and Maseeruddin, the duo was planning to "unleash terror activities" on August 15 in different cities of the state, including Lucknow. The terrorists were planning to execute serial blasts in Lucknow and other densely-populated cities on the occasion of Independence Day. The terrorists had a crafted plan to plant bombs in crowded areas, including markets with a heavy footfall in the state.