The National Investigation Agency (NIA) arrested a school teacher, who was a recruiter for banned Pakistan-based terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).
Altaf Ahmad Rather, a resident of Jammu and Kashmir’s Bandipora district, was wanted in a case registered in West Bengal last year following the arrest of a woman, Tania Parveen, for her association with the terror group, an NIA spokesperson said.
“Investigation has revealed that Rather is a school teacher in Bandipora and was a sympathiser of the LeT. Parveen had come in contact with him over social media platforms and he was instrumental in introducing her to LeT members based in Pakistan, in pursuance of a conspiracy to radicalise, motivate, and recruit youths for violent ‘Jihad’ (holy war) on India,” he said.
An FIR was registered against Parveen at the Badurai police station in West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas district under various sections of the Indian Penal Code, the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, and the Information Technology Act, he said.