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Men held in Mumbai not linked to LeT

J&K Police officials say the three Kashmiris have no record of being connected with the terror group.

india Updated: Jan 09, 2006 20:58 IST

Police officials in Jammu and Kashmir have said that the three Kashmiris arrested in Mumbai, believed to be members of the outlawed Lashkar-e-Taiba, had no record of being connected with the terror group.

One of the three men is Arshad Ahmad Badroo, a councillor in the Sopore Municipal Committee. Badroo, the brother-in-law of slain Hizbul Mujahideen "operational commander" Abdul Majid Dar, was elected to the body in January last year.

Police officials said neither Badroo nor the other two Kashmiris had any record of involvement with any separatist group.

"We have no past records to indicate their involvement with the Lashkar or any other terror group," said a senior police officer who did not want to be named.

The officer said the two other men arrested with Badroo in Mumbai had been identified as Muhammad Ramzan and Khurshid Ahmad, both fruit merchants belonging to Bandipora town in Baramulla district.

Mumbai Police said the three men had some detonators and explosives in their possession at the time of their arrest.

First Published: Jan 09, 2006 19:20 IST