Pakistani LeT man charged with plotting terror attacks

New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) A court here on Wednesday framed charges against suspected Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) member and Pakistani national Arshad Khan for planning terror strikes in India.

Arshad Khan, who is lodged in the Kolkata jail in connection with the kidnapping of shoe baron Partha Roy Burman in 2001, was presented before the court of Additional Sessions Judge Reetesh Singh via video conferencing.

The court framed charges dealing with criminal conspiracy and under various provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

After he pleaded not guilty and sought trial, the court fixed April 1 for recording of the statement of prosecution witnesses.

The court last month framed charges against suspected LeT operatives Mohammad Shahid and Mohammad Rashid, Abdul Subhan and his aide Asahbuddin.

Shahid and Rashid were arrested from Haryana’s Mewat district in December 2013 by Delhi Police and a charge sheet was filed against them in May 2014.

Later, police arrested the other three accused and filed a supplementary charge sheet against them.

According to police, Abdul Subhan’s name surfaced during interrogation of the two youths from Mewat.

In the charge sheet, police said Subhan was the main conspirator in the case and conspired with the others to carry out terrorist acts in Delhi and other parts of the country.

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