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Lashkar militant in capital net

New Delhi, Sept. 4: A Lashkar-e-Toiba militant, whose house in Poonch sector of Kashmir was being used as the headquarters of the banned militant outfit, was today arrested by Delhi police.

Abdul Karim Sagar, for whom Jammu and Kashmir police had launched a manhunt, was picked up following reports that he was trying to create a safe house in the city.

The special cell of Delhi police received information that a militant was staying in Mahipalpur on the outskirts of southwest Delhi. Sagar, who was caught after a trap was laid, disclosed that he had got himself enrolled at the Institute of Public Health and Hygiene as a cover for his activities. Police inquiries at the institute revealed that though Sagar took admission last year, he was not attending classes for the past seven months.

Sagar was allegedly a close associate of Dilawar Ikram, the Lashkar area commander of Mender in Poonch. Other top Valley Lashkar militants Sagar was in touch with include Abu Abrar Khan, Abdullah Rehman alias Arsalan and Mohammed Nayem Anwar alias Arif Safdar, according to P.S. Kushwah, an officer of the special cell.

The police have recovered some incriminating documents from his house. These included a letter he had not posted, written in Urdu to his brother Muqtiar Ahmed in Kashmir who is also involved in terrorist activities.

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