A terror strike by the Islamic State of Jammu and Kashmir (ISJK) was averted within the Union Territory with the arrest of a self-styled commander of the outfit in Jammu on Sunday, Inspector General of Police, Jammu zone, Mukesh Singh stated.
Malik Umair alias Abdullah, a resident of Yaripora village in south Kashmir’s Kulgam, was arrested by the Special Operations Group of the Jammu police from Jhajjar Kotli on the Jammu-Srinagar nationwide freeway, the officer stated.
“The terrorist was arrested on a specific information around 7 pm and a pistol, eight rounds and Rs 1.13 lakh were seized from his possession. With his arrest, a terror attack by the outfit has been averted,” he stated.
Mr Singh stated the key success got here when police began checking at Jhajjar Kotli after being tipped-off concerning the attainable motion of a terrorist commander.
“One person tried to flee and was chased and apprehended, from whom a pistol and cash, concealed in a bag, were seized,” he stated, including that the person later turned out to be a commander of the ISJK.
During inquiry, the terrorist revealed that he had acquired the supply of the weapon and money to hold out a terror strike within the Union Territory.
The accused has been booked underneath the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and additional investigation in on, the IGP stated.
He stated it has come to gentle that the arrested terrorist was in contact with quite a few ISJK operatives and efforts are on to nab them.
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