Wanted terrorist Zakir Musa hiding in Punjab, disguised as Sikh, Firozabad and Bathinda put on high alert
New Delhi: Firozabad and Bathinda regions were put on high alert on Thursday morning after Kashmiri terrorist Zakir Musa was spotted in Punjab, nearly three weeks after the Amritsar grenade attack.
Punjab Police and other paramilitary stationed in and around important places like Bathinda Railway Station. Musa is a former Hizbul Mujahideen commander and slain terrorist Burhan Wani’s successor.
Posters of Musa have been put up, including one of him disguised as a Sikh, at various places to make the public aware in both districts.
Earlier, posters of Musa had been put up in the frontier districts of Gurdaspur and Amritsar in November following similar reports that he could be hiding in Punjab.
The grenade attack took place in November while the state was on high alert following an input claiming that a group of six to seven JeM terrorists were in Punjab and were ‘planning’ to move to Delhi.
Punjab police in Gurdaspur had even pasted posters of Zakir Musa, the chief of Jammu and Kashmir based Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind terror outfit with reported links to Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM).
Army Chief Bipin Rawat had recently warned that attempts were being made to revive insurgency in Punjab and had even cautioned that people needed to be careful especially during the festival season to prevent anti-national forces from succeeding in their nefarious designs.