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Gujarat cops bust LeT sleeper cell module

Literature in Urdu and letter pad of LeT as well as numerous CDs and a computer were seized.

india Updated: Sep 20, 2006 03:26 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

Gujarat Police on Tuesday, claimed to have busted a sleeper cell module of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), spread across several states, with the arrest of four suspected terrorists, a senior police official said in Ahmedabad, on Tuesday.

With Tuesday's arrest, a total number of suspected LeT terrorists arrested in Gujarat since Monday, has risen to four.

Several documents including literature in Urdu and the letter pad of the banned outfit as well as numerous CDs and a computer were seized during the arrests made on Monday and Tuesday, deputy commissioner of police (crime) Manoj Shashidhar said.

"These arrests are significant as they are part of a pan-national network of the LeT. They were members of a sleeper cell module that were prepared for any sort of attack or series of strikes", he said.

Of the arrested suspected terrorists two are from Ahmedabad, one is a senior cleric at a madrasa near Bharuch district and one hails from Kashmir.

"Among the four arrested, Khalid Kashmiri is a prized catch because he is the younger brother of Aslam Kashmiri who is wanted by Maharashtra police in connection with the LeT module thathe has set up in Aurangabad,"the official said.

He said the real objective of the sleeper cell module is still being investigated but probe had revealed that they had undergone training to conduct any sort of subversive activity and were asked to maintain their routine activity till then.

First Published: Sep 19, 2006 18:43 IST