NIA Arrests Man Part of LeT Conspiracy

Published: 10th December 2015 05:20 AM  |   Last Updated: 10th December 2015 05:20 AM   |  A+A-

BENGALURU: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested a member of  Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) at Mumbai airport for his alleged involvement in a criminal conspiracy to target prominent religious leaders, politicians and journalists in Bengaluru and Hubballi.

The 57-year-old Khan was wanted for his role in the criminal conspiracy a few years ago, NIA said in a release on Wednesday. He will be produced before an NIA Special Court and his police custody will be sought, the release said.

Khan was wanted in a case registered in 2012 for his alleged role in the criminal conspiracy to kill prominent religious persons, journalists and police officers in Bengaluru and Hubballi.

The case was registered on the basis of information that one resident of Beed, Maharashtra, was attempting to collect explosive substances, including ammonium nitrate, to aid a large conspiracy hatched by LeT members such as Zabiuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal, Fayaz Kagzi and others to carry out terror attacks.

City Police Commissioner N S Megharikh said since the NIA was probing the case, Bengaluru police had no role in it.  ENS & Agencies


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