Explosives being smuggled into the capital were seized outside the Ambala Cantonment railway station in Haryana on Wednesday night. The consignment, comprising 5 kg of suspected RDX, five detonators and two timers, had allegedly been brought in a car to Ambala by a Lashkar-e-Taiba module for terrorists owing allegiance to the banned Babbar Khalsa International (BKI).
Acting on an intelligence tip-off on the movement of an LeT module in Jammu and Kashmir, a joint team comprising officers of the Delhi Police Crime Branch and the Special Cell zeroed in on the vehicle bearing a Haryana registration number. It was to change hands at Ambala. The local police launched an operation to trace the car and found it at the Ambala Cantonment railway station's parking lot.
“However, when no one turned up to claim the vehicle, we cordoned off the area in coordination with the local police and got the car examined by bomb detection experts,” said a police officer.
The police found three packets containing 5 kg of explosives, wrapped with brown adhesive tapes. Five detonators were also seized. “Two ABCD timers in another plastic box wrapped with brown adhesive tapes were found concealed in the front-left door cavity. Some newspapers published in Jammu and Kashmir were in the vehicle. We have also seized a vehicle registration certificate bearing the number: HR-03-0054. Investigations are under way to identify its owner,” said the officer.
The police suspect that after a long dormant phase, the BKI, headed by Pakistan-based Wadhawa Singh Babbar, is making attempts to revive terror activities.