Saleem Khan, suspected LeT operative, arrested from Mumbai airport

Suspected Lashkar-e-Taiba militant Saleem Khan, a native of Hathgaon village, Fatehpur, UP, under the Bandipur police station area, had been on the run since the past nine years. A lookout notice was put out for him in 2008, when he was declared a 'Wanted' criminal.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:July 17, 2017 7:04 pm
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Saleem Khan, a suspected Lashkar-e-Taiba militant, was arrested from the Mumbai Airport on Monday in a joint operation by the Uttar Pradesh and the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squads (ATS), news agencies reported. Khan, a native of Hathgaon village in Fatehpur, UP, had been on the run for the past nine years. A lookout notice was put out for him in 2008 when he was declared a ‘Wanted’ criminal. Officials said that he was caught on the basis of the lookout notice, according to a report in news agency IANS.

Anand Kumar, UP ADG (Law and Order), confirmed the arrest. “He is a LeT member. Look out notice was issued earlier. He was deported from UAE after his visa expired,” he said.  Security forces say that Khan is being interrogated in Mumbai. The UP ATS has dispatched a team to Mumbai for further investigations.

Investigations 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 a dealer for ISI agent Aftab, the report said, who had been arrested in Faizabad. Khan dispatched money to Aftab.

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  1. A
    Jul 17, 2017 at 11:07 pm
    he is innocent says congress
    1. L
      Logic Induction
      Jul 17, 2017 at 8:47 pm
      Eight years and you caught him !
      1. D
        Jul 17, 2017 at 8:32 pm
        Why arrest of em Khan is objected by NDTV? and some Congressi claims he is innocent
        1. R
          Jul 17, 2017 at 7:58 pm
          Now exterminate him quickly
          1. M
            Ml Pandit
            Jul 17, 2017 at 7:47 pm
            After the long years of run, he can now relax at tax payers expense in one of the most expensive and securely guarded prisons in India interrupted by occasional VIP visits to courts of law? He is now safe, secure and VIP?
            1. S
              shiravanthe sridhar
              Jul 17, 2017 at 8:32 pm
              Plus sickular media will interview him high lighting the discrepancies in the charge sheet the pious background of the family, the wrongdoings of the majority community resulting in the only recourse left to him,commies ,scamgress loud mouths like sibbal owasi ,arundati roy ,jnu products offering free legal assistance.
              1. D
                Jul 17, 2017 at 8:34 pm
                Rahul intend to visit him for job. and Digvijai and Kapil wants to represent him
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