Uttar Pradesh power plant trespasser held, terror link suspectedSeptember 14th, 2008 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 14 (IANS) A youth who trespassed into the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) Unchahar plant in Rae Bareli district has been arrested and is being interrogated by officials of the intelligence department and the local police who do not rule out terror links.The suspect, whose I-card mentioned his name as Aftab Ansari, was nabbed Saturday evening by officials deployed for the plant’s security.
“We have also recovered a list of mobile phone numbers from his possession,” superintendent of police, Rae Bareli, Tarun Gaba told IANS.
“His I-card mentioned that he was a member of the Muslim United Front (MUF), Bhagalpur, Bihar, and a letterhead of the same organisation was also recovered from him,” Gaba said.
“We have contacted the police of Bhagalpur district and are awaiting further information,” Gaba added.
The police have not ruled out possibilities of his having terror links and Ansari is being interrogated by officials of the intelligence department besides the local police, he said.
“He is changing his name quite often during interrogation and revealed that he boarded a goods train entering the plant to trespass inside the premises,” Gaba said.