A major terror strike by the Islamic State of Jammu and Kashmir (ISJK) was averted in the Union Territory with the arrest of a terrorist affiliated to the organisation, Inspector General of Police, Jammu zone, Mukesh Singh said.
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 national highway.
“The terrorist was arrested on 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 said. “One person tried to flee and was chased and apprehended, from whom a pistol and cash, concealed in a bag, were seized,” he said, adding that the man later turned out to be a commander of the ISJK.
During interrogation, the terrorist revealed that he had received the delivery of the weapon and cash to carry out a terror strike in the Union Territory.