Native of UP, LeT financer held at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport

Suspected Lashkar-e Taiba militant arrested from Mumbai airport

A suspected Lashkar operative, believed to be involved in an attack on a CRPF camp in Uttar Pradesh in 2008, was picked up and arrested from the global airport in the early hours of Monday.

Salim was deported from Abu Dhabi by the United Arab Emirates authorities as he did not possess valid documents to support his stay in the Gulf country, said the police official in Mumbai on condition of anonymity.

In Lucknow, Inspector General of UP ATS Aseem Arun said that after the arrest of ISI agent Aftab from Faizabad on May 3, 2017, the ATS had come to know that Salim Khan used to pass on directions to him and also send him money from overseas. A native of Faizabad district, Aftab was spying on military installations in the North India. It remains unclear at which of Mumbai's two airports he was arrested. The police said Saleem Khan was a resident of Uttar Pradesh's Fatehpur district, ANI reported.

Eight persons were killed and five others were injured when LeT carried out a raid on 1 January 2008 at the CRFP recruitment centre at Rampur, officials of ATS teams of UP and Maharashtra said.

According to sources, an case under Sections 121, 121 (A), 122, 123 IPC r/w 3, 7, 25 Arms Act r/w 5, 7 (A) Explosive Substance Act; r/w 3, 4, 5 Explosive Act; r/w 5, 7 (A) Foreigner Registration Act was registered against Salam. Salim's role in terror activities was revealed by an ISI operative Aftab Ali.

Kausar and Sharif two accused arrested in the 2008 CRPF case reportedly informed police that Saleem Khan also took training with them at Muzzaffarabad terror camp.

"We are expecting to extract a lot of information from Salim". An UP ATS official said Khan is suspected to have been associated with LeT and is wanted since 2008.

Security officials told Mumbai Mirror that they are also probing if Khan, under the pseudonym Danish, helped cradle the ISI-funded network in Mumbai ran and sustained by Ali, Altaf Quereshi and Javed Iqbal.



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