Kolkata: Acting on a tip off by the National Investigation Agency (NIA), the West Bengal police arrested a youth in Malda near Bangladesh border on the charges of suspected link with Pakistani terrorist outfit Hizbul Mujahideen.

In context to the July 13 Mumbai blasts, the state police had earlier arrested Ziyarat Sheikh for supplying ammonium nitrate to people involved in the crime.

According to the police officials, the arrested youth identified as Salim Khan, who is presently on a transit remand of NIA, has been named in three criminal cases at Jammu and Kashmir. All the three cases are related to fake currency racket and terrorist activities. He had been booked under the sections 489 (B), 489 (C) and 13 of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

NIA has now set the goal to trace Abdullah alias Nata, a close aide of the Indian Mujahideen founder Amir Reja Khan.

(JPN/Bureau)