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UP Dargah, Bara Imambara, Shia cleric were on target of terrorists
Lucknow: The Waris Ali Shah Dargah in Barabanki, the Bara Imambara in Lucknow and a noted Shia Cleric were on the target of terrorists, revealed one of the three men arrested from MP during NIA drilling.
One of the terrorists Saifullah was gunned down by UP ATS, while the other three Mir Hussain, Danish and Atif were arrested from Pipariya in Hoshangabad district for carrying out an explosion on board Bhopal-Ujjain passenger on march 7.
Hussain, Danish, Atif and Saifullah had visited the Barabanki dargah in the first week of February and took photographs of the mazar on the mobile phones. They also kept a note of the security arrangements and the maximum footfall time at the Dargah.
All three men were taken to Barabanki, Lucknow and Kanpur. NIA officials took them to Dargah, Bara Imambara, Mazar and Mosques were they had planned to place the bombs.
Out of the six terrorists, three were arrested from Madhya Pradesh and rest three from Kanpur, Etawah and Unnao.
During questioning, the NIA officials were told that Lucknow's Deva Sharif, Aasifi Masjid, Agha Baqar Imambara were among few important locations which terrorists have planned to explode.
Dr. Maulana Saeed-ur-Rehman Azmi Nadvi, Principal of world renowned seminary Nadwatul Ulama and Integral University Chancellor was also on the target of terrorists.