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IM planned to send poison letters to kill targets: Police

They also said that the accused had planned to carry out bomb blast in Agra, for which they had conducted a recce as well.

The revelations have come out in the supplementary chargesheet filed before a Delhi court by special cell of Delhi Police in connection with a case of illegal arms factory.

‘Their purpose behind making poison was to attempt target killing by sending letters soaked with poison. These chemicals have been recovered from Waqar’, it said. The police also informed that the accused had made efforts to make poison with the help of chemicals available with him.

‘During their interrogation, Waqar and Tehsin had disclosed that they had made efforts to make poison with the help of available chemicals such as magnesium sulphate, acetone and castor seeds,’ said police in the charge sheet.

Police also said that they had a plan to carry out bomb blast in Agra on the directions of Riyaz Bhatkal. ‘They had gone to Agra on the directions of Riyaz Bhatkal to conduct a reccee of Agra Fort, Taj Mahal etc for bomb blasts. During investigations, on 18 April, 2014, accused Saquib Ansari, led the police team to a Hotel KGN in Agra, where he along with Barqat had stayed on 7 March, 2014, ‘ said police.

The police had in November 2011, busted an illegal arms factory in Meer Vihar area of Nangloi in Outer Delhi and arrested several IM suspects.

The special cell had said that these accused had set up the arms factory for manufacturing arms and ammunition to carry out terror strikes in Delhi and other parts of the country. Huge quantity of explosives, arms and ammunition were recovered along with equipment like moulding, cutting, assembly drilling and grinding machines were recovered from the factory.

In the chargesheet, police have named Tehsin Akhtar, Zia-Ur-Rehman, Mohd Waqar Azhar, Mohd Maroof, Mohd Saquib Ansari and Imteyaz Alam. Tehsin was arrested from Indo-Nepal border on 25 March. Zia-Ur-Rehman was arrested outside Ajmer Railway Station on 22 March and Azhar, a resident of Jaipur was arrested by the police on 23 March. All the accused have been booked for offences under various sections of the Indian Penal Code and under the provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
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