The UP Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) has arrested two alleged Al Qaeda-linked terrorists from Kakori on the outskirts of Lucknow on Sunday. A huge amount of explosive material was also recovered from them.
According to ATS sources, two pressure-cooker bombs, a detonator, and 6 to 7 kilograms of explosives have been recovered from the house.
The ATS team had received a tip-off about their presence and had been tracking them for the past week.
A team led by IG ATS, G.K. Goswami, closed in on their location and arrested the two from a house in Lucknow's Kakori area. A bomb disposal squad has been summoned to the site and nearby houses have been evacuated.
The IG did not disclose the names of the arrested persons and said that further details would be revealed after interrogation. A strong contingent of security forces along with top officials from various agencies have reached the spot.
- With Agency inputs.