New Delhi, Oct. 26: Delhi Police on Friday claimed that Indian Mujahideen terrorists were planning to carry out a ‘fidayeen’ attack in Bodh Gaya, Bihar, to avenge “atrocities” against Muslims in Myanmar.
The claim was made after police had arrested a fifth man in connection with Pune serial blasts this August.
Sayed Maqbool, a resident of Maharashtra’s Nanded District, whom police claimed is the district president of All India Majlis Itehad-ul Muslimeen, was apprehended from Hyderabad on October 23, said S.N. Srivastava, Special Commissioner of Police (Special Cell).
Maqbool, a fruitseller who allegedly taught suspected IM terrorists how to make IEDs, is the fifth person to be arrested in connection with the August Pune blasts to avenge the killing of operative Qateel Siddique in Yerwada Jail.
“Maqbool was in close association with the four others-Asad Khan, IUmran Khan, Sayed Feroz and Langde Irfan Mustafa-who were arrested and together they planned to commit fidayeen attacks on Buddhist shrines in Bodh Gaya,” Srivastava claimed.
The suspected terrorists had got the approval of IM’s Riyaz Bhatkal, a fugitive believed to be in Pakistan, for carrying out the attack as a “retaliation to the alleged atrocities on Muslims in Myanmar”. (ANI)