Mumbai: A suspected terrorist of Pakistan -based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), allegedly involved in an attack on a CRPF camp in Uttar Pradesh in 2008, was deported from the UAE and subsequently arrested on Monday on his arrival at the city airport, a police official said. Salim Munir Khan alias Abu Amaar alias Arif, a native of Hathgaon in Fatehpur district of Uttar Pradesh, was facing a lookout notice. He was arrested from the international airport on the intervening night of July 16 and 17, he said.
Salim was deported from Abu Dhabi by the United Arab Emirates authorities as he did not possess valid documents to support his stay in the Gulf country, said the police official in Mumbai on condition of anonymity.
He was working in a private company in Abu Dhabi for the last several years under a fake identity, he added.
According to the official, Salim, who left India in 2007, had played an important role in facilitating the “suicide” attack on a CRPF camp in Rampur, Uttar Pradesh, on January 1, 2008.
Eight people, including some CRPF jawans, had been killed in the terror strike.
Indian law enforcement agencies, who were looking for him, had got information about his whereabouts and alerted the Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh Police, he said.
Personnel from Anti-Terrorism Squads of Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh were at the airport when Salim landed, the official said.
LeT ‘terrorist’ deported from UAE; arrested in Mumbai