On Saturday, Delhi Police rejected claims made by the family of 47 year old Shah that he was going to surrender in Jammu and Kashmir under the state government’s rehabilitation policy. They claimed that on Shah`s tip off police were able to recover an AK-56 assault rifle, three hand grenades, two magazines — each carry ing 30 round cartridges, 220 grams of explosives, a Delhi map and a memory card from a room of the said guesthouse.
Meanwhile, on Sunday Delhi Police released the sketch of a man whom the arrested suspected terrorist Shah was to get in touch to execute a ‘Fedayeen’ terror attack in the national capital during Holi festivities. As per Special Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) S.N. Shrivastava, the man, aged around 25-30, had transported the arms and explosives, to be used in the possible attack, to a guest house in old Delhi area. Police has prepared a sketch of the said person on the basis of the CCTV footage and statements of the guest house employees.
On Friday, Delhi Police claimed to have prevented the terror attack after the arrest of Syed Liyaqat Shah, from Uttar Pradesh’s Gorakhpur March 20.
Police has confirmed that Shah confessed that he was directed by his handlers in Pakistan to meet a Hizbul Mujahedeen cadre man in a guest house in Delhi who was to give him arms and ammunition for carrying out the suicide terror attacks during the Holi season.