Lashkar-e-Taiba militant arrested from Mumbai airport

Bruno Cirelli
Luglio 18, 2017

He is now being interrogated in Mumbai, IANS reported.

Mumbai: The Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) arrested an alleged wanted Lashkar-e-Tayyaba (LeT) terrorist, Salim Mohammad Khan. When Ali was arrested from Faizabad for spying on military installations, he had revealed during his interrogation that it was Salim who used to wire money to him.

Officials said that Saleem Khan was caught on the basis of the lookout notice, according to a report in news agency IANS.

He reportedly admitted to the cops that he financed a number of sleeper cells through conduits in India. Sandeep Sharma alias Adil, a resident of Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh, was also questioned last week by the Uttar Pradesh ATS after the arrest.

Salim's interrogators also suspect of him being involved in a terrorist attack on CRPF camp in Rampur district of UP which left eight personnel killed and many injured on December 31, 2007. 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. "He was subsequently arrested and we are questioning him jointly with the U.P. ATS".

Arun said that two people, Kausar and Shareef, arrested in connection with the attack on CRPF camp, had told the U.P. police that Salim Khan had got training with them at a terror camp in Muzaffarabad in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir in 2007.

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

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