Suspected LeT operative held in Delhi

The suspected terrorist has been identified as Mohammed Umer Madni.

However, no arms and ammunition were recovered from him.

“Based on intelligence inputs, we have arrested Madni, who is a key Lashkar-e-Taiba militant and has been operating from Nepal,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (special cell) Alok Kumar told reporters here.

Interrogation on

He said they were interrogating Madni as the purpose of his visit to India was not immediately known.

“At the moment we can not confirm about his plans in the national capital. We will put him under sustained interrogation,” he added.

A senior police official said Madni was “one of the key persons” involved in recruiting cadets for the LeT from the country and sending them for training in Pakistan by exploiting the “porous” Indo-Nepal border.

Police recovered USD 8,000, Rs 15,000 (Indian) and Rs 4,000 (Nepalese) besides an identity card and driving license. “We have not recovered any explosive from him,” the official added.

An Aligarh-Delhi railway ticket with Thursday’s date on it was recovered from him, suggesting that he came from Aligarh.

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