Jammu (NVI): A major terror attack was averted today as Special Operations Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police arrested one terrorist of listed outfit, Islamic State of Jammu and Kashmir (ISJK), with one pistol, 8 rounds and cash worth Rs 1,13,000, police said.
According to J&K police, SOG Jammu laid a naka (check-post) at Jhajjar Kotli in Jammu on the basis of specific input. During checking of vehicles at around 7:00 PM, one person tried to flee from the spot and was chased and apprehended, from whom huge cash, one pistol and 8 rounds were recovered concealed in a bag he was carrying, they said.
During enquiry, the accused was identified as Malik Umaid alias Abdullah, resident of Yaripora in Kulgam, who had received a delivery of weapon and cash to further carry out a terror strike, police said.
In this regard, an FIR was registered at Police Station Jhajjar Kotli and investigation is taken up, they said.
During initial investigation, it has been found that the arrested terrorist was in touch with more operatives of the ISJK module. Further investigation of the case is in progress, police said.