He was passing instructions and funds to Aftab, an agent of Pakistan's spy agency the ISI while holed up in United Arab Emirates (UAE). The police claimed that Khan's name had also cropped up when two terrorists had told the police that Khan had also been with them at the Muzaffarabad terror training camp.
On the intervening night of Sunday and Monday, UP Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS) sleuths in a joint operation with Maharashtra ATS arrested a suspected Lashkar-e-Taiyyaba militant wanted in connection to espionage and unlawful activities from Mumbai global airport. The anti-terrorism squad (ATS) teams of UP and Maharashtra are interrogating the suspect, Salim Khan alias Abu Amaar alias Arif.
Khan is accused of sourcing AK-47s used in the attack from Kashmir and storing them in his house in Fatehpur. At least seven jawans were killed in the attack, which was conducted by terrorists who wore clothes resembling the CRPF uniform. The UP ATS later took khan into its custody. This led to his deportation following a few rounds of diplomatic exchanges.
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Intelligence agencies at Mumbai global airport pulled him aside for questioning after a lookout notice was issued against Salim. The cops suspect Khan played a role in more terror attacks in the country.
Indian law enforcement agencies, who were looking for him, had got information about his whereabouts and alerted the Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh Police, he said. He worked in "close co-ordination" with one Rafique and Kausar, both arrested previously in the Rampur case.
In Lucknow, Inspector General of UP ATS, Aseem Arun, said after the arrest of suspected ISI agent Aftab from Faizabad on May 3, 2017, the ATS had come to know that Salim used to pass on directions to him and also send him money from overseas. Sandeep Sharma alias Adil, a resident of Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh, was also questioned last week by the Uttar Pradesh ATS after the arrest.