Three suspected Indian Mujahideen operatives held in Delhi

Three persons, allegedly linked with terror group Indian Mujahideen, have been arrested by the Delhi police and may have allegedly been involved in the recent terror strike in Pune, reports stated.

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The three persons arrested may have been involved with the low intensity serial blasts carried out in multiple locations in Pune in August, official sources were quoted as saying by CNN-IBN.

The three arrested persons are said to be close to fugitive Indian Mujahideen chief Yasin Bhatkal, the sources said.

The trio, believed to be close to fugitive Indian
Mujahideen chief Yasin Bhatkal, were apprehended by Delhi Police's elite anti-terror unit Special Cell, a senior police official said.

Police have recovered some arms and ammunitions from the arrested persons.

One person was injured in the blast and there were no casualties in the serial explosions that were carried out on a busy street in Pune, on a day the Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde was scheduled to visit the city.

The first three blasts took place within a kilometre on the Jungli Maharaj Road, the fourth blast was reported from the Garware Chowk. There was also a fifth bomb which was defused near a McDonalds outlet in the city.

with inputs from PTI

Updated Date: Oct 11, 2012 12:14 PM

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