In a big development, the Delhi Police Special Cell has arrested Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist Bashir Ahmed Maulvi from Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar. According to the report, the terrorist arrested by the police was carrying a reward of Rs 2 lakh on his arrest.
"Delhi Police Special Cell has arrested JeM terrorist Basir Ahmad from Jammu & Kashmir's Srinagar," reported ANI.
Further investigation is underway.
Earlier on July 11, Jammu and Kashmir Police achieved a breakthrough in the June 12 attack in Anantnag by arresting three overground workers of Jaish who provided shelter to a Pakistani terrorist who carried out the strike in which six people including station house officer Arshad Ahmed Khan were killed, officials said Thursday.
After the incident, crack teams were formed under the command of Senior Superintendent of Police Altaf Khan, who carried out investigation into the attack at busy KP road in Anantnag, they said.
The investigation led them to three youths - Amir, Kaisar and Irfan - who were allegedly working as overground workers for the terror group, they said.
The Pakistani militant was kept in the house of one of these three youths for nearly four days during which he was taken around the Anantnag town for scouting for potential targets for carrying out the terror strike.
The trio, during their interrogation, told the police that the terrorist was brought by local Jaish commander Fayaz Punzoo.
On June 12, the Pakistani terrorist carried out the strike killing five CRPF personnel on the spot besides injuring station house officer Khan, who succumbed to his injuries four days later.
Khan had reached the spot within four minutes after the strike and was injured after he was hit by a bullet near his waist.
With PTI Inputs