On the anniversary of Pulwama terror attack, 7kg IED was recovered near the Jammu Bus Stand on Sunday, a police official said.
As per the report, the IED was recovered from KC Chowk near the Jammu bus stand. An official said that a terrorist was arrested from the site.
He has been identified as Suhail of Al-Badr outfit who hails from Pulwama. Since the bus stand is the most crowded place in the city, a possible tragedy has been averted courtesy to the timely detection.
The IED recovery comes at a time when two top terrorists from Kunjwani in Jammu and Bari Brahmana area of Samba districts were arrested.
Zahoor Ahmad Rather, a top terrorist affiliated with The Resistance Front (TRF) was arrested in Bari Brahmana area of Samba. Zahoor was wanted in connection with the killing of three BJP workers and a policeman in south Kashmir last year.
On February 6, the self-styled commander of the Lashkar-e-Mustafa (LeM), Hidayatullah Malik, was arrested from the Kunjwani area of Jammu.
Jammu Inspector General of Police (IG) Mukesh Singh stated that "We were on high alert as we had inputs that terror groups were planning an attack on the anniversary of Pulwama attack. Last night, we arrested a person named Sohail and recovered 6-6.5 kgs of IED from his possession."
"He (arrested accused Sohail) revealed during probe that he studies in Chandigarh and he received message from Pakistan's Al Badr Tanzeem to plant IED here," Mukesh Singh said.
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