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Suspected LeT Operative Arrested At Mumbai Airport

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Saleem Khan who is being suspected of being an LeT operative has been arrested at the Mumbai airport in a joint operation by the Uttar Pradesh and the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squads (ATS), news agencies reported.

Saleem Khan is a native of the Hathgaon village in Fatehpur, UP, had been on the run for the past nine years.

Officials said that he was caught on the basis of the lookout notice, according to a report in news agency.

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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.

He was also a handler for a Pakistan ISI agent Aftab, who was nabbed in Faizabad. Khan sent finances to Aftab, according to investigations.

The UP ATS and Maharashtra ATS were trying to gather details of members of sleeper cells who receive funds from Pakistan and are involved in unlawful activities.