2000 terrorist attack on Red Fort
is a terrorist attack on Red Fort
on 22 December 2000.It was carried out by terrorist group Lashkar-e-Toiba
that killed two soldiers and one civilian.
The Delhi High Court on 13 September 2007 upheld the Lashkar-e-Toiba militant from Pakistan
Mohammad Arif alias Ashfaq's death sentence.However 6 other convicts in the case including Mohd Ashfaq's wife Rehmana Yousuf Farooqui have been acquitted by the High Court.
Sequence of Events
The high security zone Red fort was stormed by two LeT militants on Friday 22 December 2000 who opened fire in red fort Old Delhi, in the response the military personally killed both the militants on the spot.
The army claimed that the two militants jumped the lower walls of Red Fort from the rear, close to the Ring Road. Eyewitnesses have told investigators that the militants were wearing trousers and jackets and carrying AK-47s.
Next day the Indian Army recovered three magazines of an AK-47 rifle, 77 shells and 29 live rounds of ammunition from the Red Fort area, while the Delhi police has recovered a loaded AK- 47 rifle from Vijay Ghat, the samadhi of Lal Bahadur Shastri located close to the fort.
In aftermath of this attack Let even threatened to attack on Indian Prime Minister's office.
Charges against 11 were filed in Red fort attack case. And a prime witness turned hostile.
Traditionally, the Prime Minister of India hoists the national flag at Red Fort on Independence Day, thus red fort is... Read More