Srinagar: Security forces in Kashmir claim to have arrested an alleged Pakistani terrorist in Srinagar. The man is suspected of involvement in March 13 fidayeen attack on a CRPF camp in Bemina, Srinagar which led to death of five CRPF personnel.
The man was reportedly arrested from the Rampura, Chattabal area of Srinagar late on Thursday night. The police are yet to confirm his involvement in the attack.
On a tip off about presence of two terrorists in Chattabal, the special operation group cordoned off the area and nabbed Abu Talib, a resident of Multan, sources said. The spot where he was picked up from is a little over a km from Bemina area where the terrorists struck on Wednesday, leaving five CRPF personnel dead and seven others injured.
The Pakistani terrorist opened fire on the SOG personnel with a pistol but he was overpowered and arrested, the sources said. The terrorist told police that he is a resident of Multan in Pakistan and was operating under the alias of Abu Talib, they said.
Sources said the breakthrough was achieved when the intelligence agencies traced a call made by the terrorist to his handlers in Pakistan soon after the attack on Wednesday. Two suspected Pakistani terrorists, disguised as cricketers had on Wednesday stormed a CRPF camp in Srinagar in a 'fidayeen' (suicide) attack, the first major strike in the city in three years.
With Additional Inputs from PTI