State ATS arrests LeT terrorist from airport

State ATS arrests LeT terrorist from airport

State ATS arrests LeT terrorist from airport

Identified as Salim Mohammad Khan from Hathgaon block of Fatehpur district in Uttar Pradesh, the alleged Lashkar operative used to finance sleeper cells in the country from United Arab Emirates.

Saleem Khan, suspected terrorist working for Pakistan based terror outfit was today arrested from the Mumbai International Airport.

A suspected Lashkar-e-Taiba militant was arrested at a Mumbai airport on Monday.

The ATS was keeping a trail on him since his name was revealed by Aftaab Ali, who was arrested by the ATS few months ago from communally-sensitive Faizabad. Following a lookout notice, intelligence agencies deputed at Mumbai's worldwide airport apprehended him after Sunday midnight.

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The Juhu unit swung into action and grilled Khan to establish his role in earlier incidents occurred in UP back in 2007-08.

UP ADG (Law and Order), Anand Khan also confirmed the arrest. The UP police has registered a case against Khan under sections of the Indian Penal Code, Arms Act, Explosives Act and the Foreigner Registration Act. It is alleged that he has been involved in anti-national activities for the last 10 years and may be even more than that. "He is a prized catch and we expect to extract a lot from him".

Two terrorists arrested for the 2008 attack had told police that Khan that they had undergone training with Salim in Muzaffarabad in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK).

UP Anti-Terror Police had been looking for Khan ever since the Rampur attacks carried out in 2008. "Associated with the LeT, Salim has been laundering money through some businessmen in Maharashtra to fund terror operations", said Arun.

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