A 50-year-old “key operative” of banned terrorist outfit Lashkar-e-Tayyeba (LeT) was arrested by the Special Cell of Delhi Police on Thursday afternoon.
Mohammad Umar Madni was in charge of recruiting young men in the country and send them for training to Pakistan-based camps through Nepal, police said.
Police also seized $ 8,000, 4,000 Nepalese rupees and fake Indian currency worth Rs 50,000 from Madni. A Nepalese identity card and driving licence were also found on him.
“We arrested the suspect near Qutub Minar. He is the key person involved in recruiting young men from the country and send them to Pakistan for training. He exploited the porous Indo-Nepal border to send the recruits,” said Alok Kumar, DCP (Special Cell). “Though he was carrying Nepalese citizenship documents, he is a Pakistani.”
Police said Madni, a resident of Bihar is an important member of LeT and was responsible for several operations in north India
Police said they were interrogating him for further details and he would be produced in a city court on Friday.