UP Anti-Terrorism Squad arrests three terror suspects
New Delhi: Three terror suspects have been arrested in joint raids by Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) in coordination with police of five states, officials said on Thursday.
Three persons were arrested on suspicion of terror-related activities in a massive operation carried out simultaneously in Mumbai, Jalandhar, Narkatiaganj in Bihar, Bijnor and Muzaffarnagar.
“UP ATS conducted joint anti-terror raids in Maharashtra, Punjab, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh in coordination with police of the five states,” UP ATS Chief Asim Arun said.
“The police is interrogating six other persons. Legal action will be taken on the basis of evidence,” he said.
In a joint operation by UP ATS and STF, two people were arrested after a raid was carried out at a mosque in Bijnor’s Barhapur area. The ATS had received intelligence that some known terror suspects in West UP had become active and were recruiting new members in preparation to carry out a terror strike.
The operation was conducted with the help of the Special Cell of Delhi Police, Crime Investigation Cell of Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra ATS , Punjab Police and Bihar Police.
Early on Thursday morning, the raid team led by ATS arrested Muhammad Fauzan and Muhammad Tanveer, who were on their way to the mosque for morning prayers.