LeT ‘operative’ sent to 14-day judicial custody

NEW DELHI - A court here Friday sent Mohammed Omar Madni, an alleged recruiter for the terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), to 14-day judicial custody.

Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Kaveri Baweja sent Madni to jail till July 9.

Madni was arrested June 4 near the Qutub Minar in south Delhi, and presented before the court by the special cell of Delhi Police. His 14-day custodial interrogation period ended Friday.

According to police, Madni, who hails from Madhubani district of Bihar, was a recruiter for the banned militant outfit and provided training to recruits in the Pakistan-administered Kashmir.

Earlier, police had submitted before the court that Madni had disclosed the LeT’s links with the banned Maoist organisations in Jharkhand.

Details about his e-mail account and monetary transactions were yet to be ascertained, police had informed the court.

During police remand, police took Madni to various places in Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.

According to police, Madni had been assigned the task of liaisoning with members of the outfit based in Bangladesh and he had visited that country thrice for this purpose.

Madni admitted to police that he had recently received over $30,000, apart from fake currency nominally worth Rs.1 million, for distribution among LeT modules in India, the court was told.

Of this amount, he gave $12,000 and Rs.500,000 of fake currency to an operative identified as Ahmad in Patna, and $10,000 and Rs.450,000 of fake currency to an operative, Saleem, in Aligarh.

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