(Web Desk) – An alleged Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant’ has on Monday been arrested from Mumbai according to the Indian media. A native of Faizabad district, Aftab was spying on military installations in the North India. Following a lookout notice, intelligence agencies deputed at Mumbai’s global airport apprehended him after Sunday midnight.
The Juhu unit swung into action and grilled Khan to establish his role in earlier incidents occurred in UP back in 2007-08. UP ATS and Maharashtra police are interrogating Salim Khan in Mumbai, Arun added.
Two terrorists arrested for the 2008 attack had told police that Khan that they had undergone training with Salim in Muzaffarabad in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK). “Further inquiries have also revealed that he was in touch with Aftab Ali, an ISI agent who was arrested in Lucknow for espionage in May this year, providing him instructions as well as funding”.
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. “He is a prized catch and we expect to extract a lot from him”.
Salim Mukim Khan was detained by the Maharashtra Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS) as he arrived by an worldwide flight at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj global Airport, on Monday morning. Khan has been on the run ever since and had managed to hoodwink security agencies.
While being overseas, he had been in contact with Aftab and gave instructions to him about terror activities and funding, the official said. A team of sleuths from UP were camping in Mumbai and along with Maharashtra police were trying to gather details of members of sleeper cells involved in unlawful activities who receive funds from Pakistan.