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ISI agent held in Delhi

NEW DELHI DEC. 7. An agent of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) of Pakistan has been arrested by the Crime Branch of the Delhi police on the charge of trying to set up a base for terrorists in the Capital. According to the police, the Military Intelligence tipped-off the Crime Branch about the presence of an ISI agent in northwest Delhi. Following investigations, a police team arrested the accused, identified as Rashid Qureshi (45) from Samaipur Badli on December 5. A fake passport, which had the visa stamp of Pakistan, and some other incriminating documents were recovered from his possession.

During his joint interrogation, Rashid, a permanent resident of Uri in Jammu and Kashmir, revealed that he had earlier worked at Subzi Mandi here for several years since 1978 and hence had a good knowledge of the Capital. In the course of time, Rashid went back to Kashmir and began working as a guide to people crossing the border. He also began working for terrorists and helped them in smuggling arms and ammunition.

The police said Rashid had worked for the Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HuM), Tahrik-ul-Jehad and other militant outfits. The Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime), Deependra Pathak, said Rashid, an illiterate, managed to make quite a name for himself among the terrorist outfits for his resourcefulness and went on to meet ISI officers. Rashid told the police that he had a huge consignment of arms and ammunition dumped somewhere in Kashmir and was looking for a motivated group which could come to Delhi and utilise it for attacking vital installations. Mr. Pathak said a team was being sent to Kashmir to unearth the consignment. Two militants arrested

UNI reports:

The Special Cell of the Delhi Police tonight arrested two Hizb-ul-Mujahideen militants who planned disruptive activities in the Capital before the Republic Day celebrations. Police sources said the duo was arrested from a house in Khanpur village in South Delhi. Two AK rifles, six grenades, four kg of RDX, two detonators and Rs. 15 lakhs were seized from them.

The militants were identified as Tariq Hussain (24) and Tanzim Ahmed (28) from Kashmir.

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