Published On: Mon, Mar 26th, 2018

UP ATS arrests 10 persons for LeT links, terror funding

Lucknow: For alleged links with Pakistan based terror outfit, Lashker-e-Taiba (LeT) and their involvement in terror-funding activities, the Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) of the UP police arrested ten persons from three districts.

Role of some of the bank staff too would be probed

ATS IG Asim Arun said that ten persons were arrested from Gorakhpur, Lucknow, Pratapgarh and Riwan (MP) on Saturday by the ATS.

All the arrested persons were involved in terror-funding on the directives from Pakistan, said the police official.

He said that the arrested men were identified as Naseem Ahamad, Naeem Arshad, Sanjay Saroj, Niraj Mishra, Sahil Masih, Uma Pratap Singh, Mukesh Prasad, Nikhil Rai alias Musharraf Ansari, Ankur Rai and Dayanand Yadav.

The ATS official said that at least one LeT member used to remain in contact with them and kept directed them to open bank accounts in fake names and direct them about the money to be transferred to which account.

For carrying out this activity, the Indian agents used to get 10 to 20 per cent commission and till date transactions of over Rs one crore have come to the fore, said the police official.

He said that the role of some of the bank staff too would be probed.

From the arrested accused persons, ATM cards, Rs 42 lakh cash, swipe machines, magnetic card readers, three laptops, passbooks of different banks, a country made pistol and cartridges were recovered, added the IF STF.

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