The Delhi Police arrested an alleged Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist from Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, and seized several AK-47 rifles and explosives from a guest house near Jama Masjid.

The police averted a possible terror strike in the national capital after the arrest of the suspected terrorist.

According to reports, the alleged terrorist has revealed that there were plans of possible terror strikes on Holi in the national capital.

The suspect, identified as Liaqat Ali, was arriving in Delhi in a train from Gorakhpur when he was arrested. He was produced in court on Thursday and was sent to police custody for two weeks.

Based on the information given by Liaqat Ali during interrogation, the Delhi Police's special cell conducted an overnight raid at Hazi Arafat guest house near Jama Masjid area in Old Delhi. They unearthed arms and ammunition which were supposed to be used for the terror strike.

Two guest house employees were also detained after the raid but were let off after questioning.

The weapons and explosives were delivered by third person and were reportedly to be used by Liaqat Ali during Holi, the Times of India reported cops as saying.

A manhunt has been launched after Liaqat informed police about the presence of his associates in Delhi. Liaqat hails from Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir and is alleged to be associated with the Hizbul Mujahideen for the past 15 years, NDTV reported.

Liaqat is 45-year-old and is wanted in several terror cases in J&K.