LeT recruiter held in Pune

The Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) today arrested a 28-year-old man from Pune for his alleged role in the recruitment of terrorists for the banned outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) from various States, a senior official said.
The accused, identified as Junaid Mohammed Ata Mohammed, was nabbed from Pune’s Dapodi area and produced in a court in that city which remanded him in the ATS custody till June 3.
The suspect was in touch with active members of Pakistan-based LeT’s terror network through social media platforms, the official said.
Though originally a native of Khamgaon village of Buldhana district in the Vidarbha region, Junaid Mohammed had been working in Pune in western Maharashtra, around 200km from Mumbai, since the last few years, he said, but did not disclose his profession.
He was apprehended by the ATS Pune unit after his alleged connection with LeT members came to light, he said.
Junaid Mohammed was assigned the task of recruiting new members for the LeT from various states, the official said, adding as part of his mandate he tried to take fresh recruits to Jammu and Kashmir to train them to carry out terror activities in the country.
He would receive money from his handlers for completing the given task, he said.
During interrogation it came to light that the terror suspect had received Rs 10,000 from a Jammu and Kashmir-based bank account, the official said. (PTI)