UP ATS arrests 10 persons on terror-funding charges

25 March, Lucknow


The Anti-Terrorist Squad, ATS of the Uttar Pradesh police has arrested ten persons, who it claimed were linked with Lashker-e-Taiba and allegedly involved in terror-funding activities.

AIR Sunday quoting  ATS IG Asim Arun ,said these persons were arrested from Gorakhpur, Lucknow, Pratapgarh and Rivan (MP) on Saturday by the ATS. He said, these persons were involved in terror-funding on the directives from Pakistan.

Arun said, a member of Lashker-e-Taiba used to remain in contact with them and ask them to open bank accounts in fake names and direct them as to how much money is to be transferred to which account.

He said, Indian agents used to get 10 to 20 per cent commission for this. He said, ATM cards, Rs. 52 lakh cash, swap machines, magnetic card readers, three lap-tops, passbooks of different banks, a country made pistol and cartridges were recovered from the possession of the accused.

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