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Suspected LeT Suspected LeT terrorist held at Mumbai airport

Suspected LeT operative Saleem Khan Suspected LeT operative Saleem Khan
Melissa Porter | 18 July, 2017, 04:56

IG, ATS, said that during questioning, Aftab told the police Saleem used to issue instructions to him from overseas over phone and also sent money in exchange of information. Kumar said that Khan was deported from UAE, as his visa had expired.

A Fatehpur man who landed in Mumbai from the United Arab Emirates in the early hours of Monday was detained in the 2008 CRPF camp attack case in Rampur, Uttar Pradesh.

Salim Khan, who was deported firom UAE, is believed to be the mastermind behind a terror attack on a CRPF camp in UP in 2008, which claimed 8 lives. The anti-terrorism squad (ATS) teams of UP and Maharashtra are interrogating the suspect, Salim Khan alias Abu Amaar alias Arif. The UP ATS later took khan into its custody. The Maharashtra ATS had also been tipped off by the IB about his arrival at Mumbai airport, said officials.

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

Central intelligence agencies had got a lookout notice issued since after his name came to light as being an alleged Lashkar operative.

The attack on the CRPF camp in January 2008 had left eight persons dead and five others injured after two militants, dressed in CRPF uniforms, infiltrated the recruitment centre in Ramput early in the morning. Meanwhile, the cops are questioning Saleem Khan. Saleem is an accused in a case and faces the charge of providing money to alleged trained ISI agent Aftab Ali, who was arrested from Faizabad district in May.

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. Aftab was also keeping a movement of troops in Uttar Pradesh.