Assam Youth With Terror Links Arrested in Bengaluru

Bengaluru: The Central Crime Branch of Bengaluru has arrested a highly radicalised youth, suspected to have links with some terror outfits, reported news agency PTI quoting sources on Monday.

The law enforcement agency has also detained some of his accomplices for interrogation, it added Akhtar Hussain Lashkar, who hails from Assam, was arrested on Sunday night from the third floor of a multi-storey apartment in Tilak Nagar where he was living with some food delivery agents, the sources said.

He has been booked under various sections of the Indian Penal Code, including one for waging a war against the Government of India.

“There was an input from the central agencies following which a trap was laid and he was nabbed,” a source said. Lashkar had fled north India and was holed up in the city. They said interrogation is on and further details may come out, the CCB sources further said.

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