However, the police denied that the two residents of Muzaffarnagar were riot victims or had anything to do with the violence there. (Agencies)
Delhi police's Special Commissioner of Special Cell told the media that the suspected operatives Mohd Shahid and Mohd Rashid, who have been arrested recently from Mewat region of Haryana, had met Liyakat and Zameer, Muzaffarnagar residents in connection with mobilising funds for construction of a mosque.
The Special Cell had last month claimed to have busted a terror module of Lashkar-e-Toiba which was in an "advanced stage" of planning a militant strike in Delhi with the arrest of these two suspected LeT operatives.
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi had courted a controversy in during election campaign in October last when he had claimed that Intelligence Agency officials have told him that ISI was trying to recruit disgruntled youth from among the victims of Muzaffarnagar riots.
Shrivastava said police had arrested Mohd Shahid and Mohd Rashid, who are residents of Mewat region. "We interrogated them, checked their background and tracked all those people who were in contact with them," he said.
"We came to know that they were in contact with some people living in Muzaffarnagar region. When we asked them about this, they told us that Rashid along with another man, whom I cannot name right now, had gone to Deoband.
"On their way back, they telephoned one Liyakat who was already known to them and told him that they will stay at his house in the night and take a train to Palwal, Mewat in the morning," he said.
However, the police denied that the two residents of Muzaffarnagar were riot victims or had anything to do with the violence there.