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Posted at: Dec 7, 2018, 1:33 AM; last updated: Dec 7, 2018, 1:33 AM (IST)

Alert in Bathinda after intel report on Musa

Tribune News Service

Bathinda, December 6

The district has been put on high alert following intelligence input that dreaded terrorist Zakir Musa has been spotted in the state and is hiding in Bathinda or Ferozepur area.

The 8 Garhwal regiment of the Army has been deployed at the city railway station. The cantonment area is on high alert. Senior police officers held a meeting with Army officials. Besides, the police have intensified patrolling in the city.

Bathinda SSP Dr Nanak Singh said after the intelligence input, high alert had been sounded. He said personnel of the Army, police and GRP today conducted a thorough search at the city railway station.

Earlier, nearly 150 posters of Musa showing him as “wanted” were pasted at the railway station. Musa is the chief of Jammu and Kashmir-based Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind terror outfit having links with Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM).

He was a student of an institution in Mohali district from 2010 to 2013 before he took up arms. He is said to be well-acquainted with places and people in Punjab. Intelligence agencies had earlier alerted that six to seven JeM terrorists had been spotted near Ferozepur and were planning to move towards Delhi.


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