Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad arrest man from Jammu and Kashmir in terror funding case


The Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad has arrested a man from Jammu and Kashmir in a terror funding case. The ATS said that the man, identified as Yusuf, is the fourth accused arrested in the case related to the recruitment of operatives for a terrorist organisation and funding.

Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad

The ATS have arrested four people in connection with the same case since March this year. Earlier, they arrested Junaid Muhammad from Pune, Aftab Hussain Shah from Kishtwar in Jammu and Kashmir and Inamul Haq from Uttar Pradesh’s Saharanpur.

32-year-old Yusuf was arrested from the Doda district in Jammu and Kashmir. He is likely to be produced before a court on Tuesday (today).

“The suspect is accused of transferring funds into the accounts of Juanid Mohammad Ata Mohammad, another accused who was arrested by the ATS on May 24. We are conducting further probe into the case,” news agency PTI quoted an official as saying.

According to the ATS, Junaid, a native of Khamgaon village in Maharashtra’s Buldhana district, was working in Pune for the past few years. He was allegedly in touch with some active members of the LeT’s terror network through social media platforms.