Uttar Pradesh and the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squads (ATS) held joint operation on Monday and nabbed a militant Saleem Khan of Lashkar-e-Taiba at Mumbai Airport. It is reported that Saleem Khan was a native of Hathgaon village in Fatehpur, UP, and had been chased for past nine years. A notice put out everywhere that he was declared as ‘Wanted’ accused. He was arrested under the notice put at airport.
Anand Kumar, UP ADG (Law and Order), confirmed the arrest and said, “He is a LeT member. Look out notice was issued earlier. He was deported from UAE after his visa expired.” Security forces say that Khan is being interrogated in Mumbai. The UP ATS has departed a team to Mumbai for further investigations.
Officials have revealed that two militants, arrested for the 2008 CRPF camp attack in Rampur, had claimed that Khan had been trained for terrorist activities at a camp in Muzaffarabad, Pakistan. Khan was working for ISI as an agent Aftab, the report stated, who had been arrested in Faizabad. Khan dispatched money to Aftab.
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