Published: Tue, July 18, 2017
Medicine | By Earnest Bishop

Suspected LeT terrorist Saleem Khan arrested by UP ATS at Mumbai airport

Suspected LeT terrorist Saleem Khan arrested by UP ATS at Mumbai airport

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. Kumar said that Khan was deported from UAE, as his visa had expired.

Mumbai: A suspected Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) operative was arrested on Sunday night when he arrived at the city airport after being deported from the United Arab Emirates.

On the intervening night of Sunday and Monday, UP Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS) sleuths in a joint operation with Maharashtra ATS arrested a suspected Lashkar-e-Taiyyaba militant wanted in connection to espionage and unlawful activities from Mumbai worldwide airport.

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Khan, who hails from Fatehpur's Hathgaon village under Bandipur police jurisdiction of Uttar Pradesh, is being interrogated jointly by the ATS of the two states. Khan is said to be part of a hawala network that transfers money to terror operative in India. Some reports also claimed that Saleem Khan was wanted in 2008 CRPF firing case that took place in Rampur and since last nine-years he remained absconding.

Investigations have revealed that Khan had visited terror camps in Pakistan and received arms training at Muzaffarabad. He first came under the radar of ATS in 2008. Look out notice was issued earlier. It remains unclear at which of Mumbai's two airports he was arrested. Meanwhile, the cops are questioning Saleem Khan.

"He is an LeT member", said Uttar Pradesh's Additional Director General Anand Kumar. All three have been arrested in the course of a joint operation by investigators from Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh ATS units. The name of Khan cropped up during the interrogation of Aftab Ali who was arrested in May this year on the charge that he was spying for the ISI.

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