Suspected LeT militant arrested in Bengaluru, four others detained

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Police in Karnataka have arrested a suspected Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant and detained four other persons in a late-night operation in Bengaluru, quoting sources IANS reported.

According to the sources, sleuths of the Central Crime Branch’s (CCB) Special Wing in coordination with the Internal Security Division (ISD) and Intelligence Wing raided a residence following a tip-off over the presence of the suspected militant identified as Akthar Hussain Lashkar from Assam.

The teams comprised more than 30 personnel.

As per the report, the suspected militant worked as a food delivery boy and resided with others in the BTP locality near Tilaknagar.

The Bengaluru police are yet to make an official statement regarding the case.

The police sources said that a First Information Report (FIR) had been lodged at the Tilaknagar police station and sleuths are questioning the five persons.

In June, Talib Hussain linked to the Hizbul Mujahideen militant outfit was arrested from Bengaluru.

With Hussain’s arrest, the debate of Bengaluru being a sleeper cell for militants and anti-national forces came to the forefront, reads the report. (IANS)

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