Two men were arrested by the Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorism Squad as part of the operation.
Lucknow: An Al Qaeda unit busted in Uttar Pradesh planned terrorist attacks in crowded areas of Lucknow and other cities in the state, the police said on Sunday.
Two men named Minaz Ahmad and Masiruddin also known as Mushir, both residents of Lucknow, of Lucknow have been arrested as part of the operation, the police said.
“ATS (Anti-Terrorism Squad) UP has uncovered a big terror module. The team has arrested two terrorists linked with Al Qaeda’s Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind. Cache of arms, explosive materials have been recovered,” senior police officer Prashant Kumar said at a news conference.
The two suspects were detained from Kakori town in Lucknow district after searches were conducted, the police said.