A 42-year-old alleged to be a motivator for the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) was arrested from southeast Delhi’s Sarai Kale Khan a week ago, police said.
Abdul Subhan allegedly belongs to the Mewat module of the Indian Mujahideen (IM) and specialised in indoctrination and recruitment of young men from across states such as Haryana and Rajasthan. He was allegedly planning terror strikes across the country.
Abdul Subhan was arrested from Sarai Kale Khan bus stand earlier last week and was subjected to interrogation during which he spoke about “brain washing” of young men from Rajasthan, Haryana and Bihar, police claimed.
His name had surfaced during the probe and questioning of two accused persons Mohammad Shahid and Qari Rashid, both residents of Mewat district in Haryana. They had named Subhan as the prime motivator who conducted recruitment on behalf of the LeT.
Sources said dots were joined and it was found that in 2013, a known Lashker-e-Taiba terrorist of Pakistan had been in touch with a few Rajasthan and Haryana phone numbers and a conspiracy to commit a terrorist strike in the national capital was being discussed.
The caller of this number had been visiting Delhi frequently, after which a massive manhunt was launched which led to Subhan’s arrest.