Islamic State commander arrested in Jammu, terror strike averted

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Islamic State commander arrested in Jammu, terror strike averted

The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Sunday averted a terror strike with the arrest of an ISJK (Islamic State of Jammu and Kashmir) commander in Jammu. According to Mukesh Singh, Inspector General of Police, Jammu zone, a self-styled commander of the outfit was arrested on Sunday.

Identified as 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 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.

Singh stated the most important success got here when police began checking at Jhajjar Kotli after being tipped-off concerning the doable 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 in the Union Territory.

The accused has been booked beneath 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 a lot of ISJK operatives and efforts are on to nab them. (With PTI inputs)

 

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