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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 78

Indian police arrest top militant of Pakistan based Lashkar-

[b]Indian police arrest top militant of Pakistan based Lashkar-e-Toiba in Andhra Pradesh[/b]

By M Rama Rao reporting from New Delhi

[b]New Delhi, 04 January ([/b] Terrorism shadow is lengthening over India-Pakistan relations putting a question mark over the composite dialogue process which was to go into overdrive with a meeting of foreign secretaries in about a fortnight. A top militant of Pakistan based Lashkar-e-Toiba has been arrested at Nalgonda about 60 km from Hyderabad and police say he is in-charge of the Let's operations in south India comprising Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Tamilnadu which form the IT triangle account for about $ 14billion $17.2 billion software annually, besides Kerala, the home to India's space operations.

The militant has been identified as Abdul Rehman (35). His arrest marks the first real breakthrough in the December 28 terror strike in Bangalore, which claimed the life of mathematics professor and resulted in injuries to five scientists.

The police chiefs of both Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh said Rehman's links with LeT have been established. Rehman frequently visited Saudi Arabia where he lived for some time.

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