Pathankot Attack: Four Suspects Sent To 15-Days Police Custody

20/01/2016 3:06 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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MUMBAI, INDIA - JANUARY 8: Sand artist Laxmi paying a tribute to the martyrs who sacrificed their lives at Pathankhot, through her art, at Juhu, on January 8, 2016 in Mumbai, India. Seven security personnel were killed in the attack on the Pathankot Indian Air Force Station by six terrorists who, according to officials, crossed over from Pakistan. All the six terrorists were killed by security forces later. (Photo by Vidya Subramanian/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

NEW DELHI -- The Delhi Police on Wednesday placed all four suspects involved in the Pathankot terror attack to 15 days police custody.

"We have got an input from the Central Investigation Agency that a few people might do something on Roorkee-Haridwar bound trains, the Ardh Kumbh Mela and Delhi-NCR regions. We constituted a team for this directly under the supervision of DGP Tihar Jail Alok Kumar Verma and DCP Pramod Kushwaha," said Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) Arvind Deep.

Deep said that the leads were further developed and after an over ground work, four people were identified.

"Yesterday we arrested them and brought them to Delhi. They were produced in the court today and they have been sent to 15-days police custody. Their names are Akhlakur Rehman, Mohammad Osama, Mohammad A. Shah and Mehraj," he added.

Thanking the Uttarakhand Police for active cooperation on the matter, Arvind Deep stated that further investigation on the matter is on.

In a joint operation carried out by intelligence agencies, the Delhi Police's special cell had arrested four terror suspects.

According to sources, the four were planning to carry out terror strikes in the ongoing Ardh Kumbh mela in Haridawar.

The arrested suspects' links with the Pathankot terror attack is being probed.

The suspects were also planning to strike Delhi as they had carried out reconnaissance of malls in the national capital.

Earlier today, the Delhi Police special cell had brought the suspects to the city for interrogation.

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