Lucknow, June 21: Gorakhpur terror funding mastermind Ramesh Shah has been arrested in a joint operation by the Anti-Terror Squad (ATS) of Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra Polic in connection with the 6 terror suspects who were arrested in March.
On his instruction, the ATS official said more than Rs 1 crore exchanged hands between the Pakistani handler and terror operatives, with major funds coming from the Middle East, Jammu and Kashmir and Kerala and distributed to various states.
The arrest was made from Pune on Tuesday and he is being brought to Lucknow on transit remand.
UP ATS arrested Ramesh Shah from Maharashtra's Pune on 19 June in connection with the arrested of 6 terror suspects from Gorakhpur in March, who were acting on behest of a Pakistani handler. Shah is the mastermind behind the network. pic.twitter.com/hSF8pbHe6t
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Inspector General of ATS Aseem Arun said that soon after his arrival, Shah would be produced in an Uttar Pradesh court and taken on remand for further interrogation.
Six persons involved in criminal conspiracy and distributing money into various bank accounts on the instructions given by a Pakistani handler were arrested on March 24 from Gorakhpur, an official told..
The 28-year-old Shah was the kingpin of the gangand he hails from Gopalganj in Bihar and has been operating a shopping mart in Gorakhpur for many years.