The Jammu and Kashmir police have arrested a Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist from the Samba district of Jammu involved in the killing of three Bharatiya Janata Party workers and one policeman in Kashmir last year, officials said on Saturday.
Inspector-General of Police (Kashmir) Vijay Kumar told IANS that a team of Anantnag police arrested Zahoor Ahmad Rather, alias Khalid alias Sahil, of the terrorist outfit LeT (TRF) from Samba in Jammu.
According to top sources in the security apparatus, the terrorist Zahoor was in Samba to collect Pakistani weapons consignment, which was to be dropped from a drone when the arrest happened. Samba International Border has been a major route for weapon dropping. Anantnag Police secured a major win by foiling a terror conspiracy.
Overnight operation to nab terrorist
"He had been hiding in Bari Brahman. He had killed three BJP workers in Vessu, Kulgam last year and one policeman at Furrah in Kulgam," Kumar said.
"He received terrorist training in PoK in 2004 and brought five foreign terrorists with him to India. He surrendered in 2006 but last year again started killing politicians and policemen."
Police said he is being brought to Kashmir for questioning.
(With inputs from IANS)