The Delhi police has chargesheeted four persons including a suspected LeT operative for allegedly planning to execute blasts at major shopping centres here at the behest of their Pakistani handlers.
The charge sheet has also named seven Pakistani nationals and a Jammu and Kashmir native as suspects in the case.
The charge sheet filed by the Special Cell of the Delhi police in the court of Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vidya Prakash has named alleged LeT militant Ahtisham Farooq Malick and three others – Shafaqat Ali Tuggu, Tawseef Ahmed Peer and one Saijee Anwar as accused.
While Ahtisham, Shafaqat and Tawseef are in judicial custody in the case, Saijee is out on bail.
Those named as suspects are Jammu and Kashmir resident Usman and seven Pakistani nationals Hanzala, Furkan, Mohsin, Waleed, Javed, Qari and Hamja. The court has already issued open non-bailable warrants against them.
The police said in its charge sheet that it had received on February 27 a secret information from a central intelligence agency about arrival of LeT militant Ahtisham in Delhi for executing terrorist strikes at various sites here.
It said Ahtisham was staying with Shafaqat at Tuglaqabad and both of them were apprehended and a bag, recovered from Ahtisham, was found containing explosive material.
In its charge sheet, the police added that Ahtisham was earlier arrested in Srinagar in 2007 for hurling hand grenade on an Army convoy and had gone to Jharkhand after his release and subsequently to Pakistan in 2009 for special training in handling fire arms.
The charge sheet said Ahtisham also disclosed that his mentor and LeT commander Hanzala, named as a suspect in the charge sheet, had given him the task to conduct blast at major shopping areas in Delhi and he motivated Shafaqat for the task and procured IED and explosives from old Delhi area.
He also named Tawseef, who was arrested from Jharkhand.
Police said it has also recovered from Ahtisham’s e-mail id incriminating messages written to Hanzala, a resident of Pakistan and also to an ISI officer.
Ahtisham, Shafaqat and Tawseef have been charge sheeted for waging war against India and for cheating, forgery, criminal conspiracy under Indian Penal Code and also under various provisions of Explosive Substances Act and the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act.
Accused Saijee, who had allegedly helped Ahtisham in procuring a mobile number on fake identity proof, has been charge sheeted only for cheating, forgery and criminal conspiracy.