UTTAR PRADESH: Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) busted a major Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind module in Lucknow. Prashant Kumar, ADG Law & Order, UP, said that this organisation is affiliated with terror outfit Al-Qaeda.
In a statement issued by ADG Kumar and IG ATS, it was reported ATS got information about Umar Halmandi, a terrorist of Al-Qaeda, who got orders to execute terrorist attacks in India. He operates from the India-Afghanistan border.
He has been actively radicalising Muslims and recruiting them for terrorist operations. In this process, he recruited a few radicals in Lucknow to build the Al-Qaeda module. Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind, which is a part of Al Qaeda, has been training these radicals to execute terror attacks in India.
A few names were revealed during the investigation, including Minhaz, Maseeruddin, and Shakeel. These three were preparing to execute bomb blasts and suicide attacks in several places across Uttar Pradesh, especially Lucknow.
During interrogation, the arrested accused said that their associates had managed to escape. ATS teams have been searching for them across Lucknow. All entry and exit points have been barricaded by the Police, and search operations are on. The state is on high alert at the moment.