Saudi based Lashkar-e-Toiba commander Abdul Aziz arrested by Uttar Pradesh ATS

Uttar Pradesh ATS arrested Saudi-based LeT commander Abdul Aziz was arrested from Lucknow airport late Tuesday night.

Last Updated: Feb 03, 2016, 10:08 AM IST
Saudi based Lashkar-e-Toiba commander Abdul Aziz arrested by Uttar Pradesh ATS
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Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh ATS arrested Saudi-based Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) commander Abdul Aziz from Lucknow airport late Tuesday night.

Aziz, who has held up in a jail in Saudi Arabia was deported last night.

Meanwhile, Telangana Police is interrogating the LeT terrorist.

In a crackdown ahead of Republic Day, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) arrested 13 suspected ISIS sympathisers for plotting attacks in different parts of the country.

The arrests were made following simultaneous searches and raids conducted at 12 locations in six cities--Bangalore, Tumkur, Mangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Lucknow with the support of local police forces.

According to sources, the arrested people were part of a group named Janood-ul-Khalifa-e-Hind (Army of Caliph of India), a terror group which has almost similar ideologies that of ISIS.