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Rajasthan ATS arrests three Lashkar terrorists

Source: PTI
October 22, 2010 02:21 IST
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Rajasthan's Anti-Terrorist Squad on Thursday arrested three Lashkar-e-Tyiba men who used to induct Indian youths and groom them before sending them to Pakistan's terrorist camps for further training.

The arrested LeT men trained the Indian youths and engaged them in various terrorist activites in the country, a CID (crime) release said in Jaipur on Thursday night.

A case has been registered against all the three arrested LeT terrorists under the Unconstitutional Activities Prevention Act 1967 for perpetrating terror in the country, the release said.

Preliminary investigations have revealed that the LeT commanders based in Pakistan were conspiring for anti-Indian activities to be carried out by Indians trained as terrorists on Pakistani soil.

The anti-India activities included bomb explosions, circulation of counterfeit Indian currencies, smuggling of arms and ammunition, fuelling communal riots and violence in the country and also working to ensure release of Pakistani terrorists from Indian prisons.

During the course of investigations it has also come to light that the imprisoned Pakistani terrorists used to take other jailed Indian criminals into their confidence and involved them in their terrorist activities.

After their release, these criminals used to indulge in terrorist activities on the directives of the LeT commanders of Pakistan, the release said.

Additional Director of Police (ATS) Hemant Sharma has been assigned the task of conducting further investigations and interrogating the arrested LeT terrorists, the release added.

During the probe it was also found that Pakistani spy Asgar Ali undergoing imprisonment in Jodhpur jail under the directions of the Pakistan based LeT commdander Walid alias Vikki Bhai used to lure and instigate other Indian inmates to undergo training in Pakistani training camps and perpetrate terrorist activities in the country.

Those who were lured by Asgar were identified as Nisha Chandra Ali of Bikaner and Arun Jain of Nagaur. Both Ali and Jain had direct interaction with Vikki and plan was afoot to hand over huge quantity of counterfeit Indian currency to both of them, the release said.

Efforts were made to obtain Indian passports for Nisha Chandra Ali and Arun Jain and send them to Pakistan. As a number of criminal cases were pending against both the passports were not issued, the release said.

But plans were made to send both of them to Pakistan through Nepal which also could not materialise, the release added. But, the LeT commanders were successful in inducting one Hafiz Abdul of Jhalawar who used to teach in a madrasa.

However, Babu alias Nisha chandra Ali, Arun Jain and Hafiz Abdul Majid were also subsequently caught and investigations is on against them, the release added.

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