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, reported News 18.
The terrorist was spotted wearing a Sikh turban.
Zakir Musa, the leader of the al-Qaeda terrorist group’s cell in Kashmir, is hiding near Bathinda or Firozpur in Punjab, according to a new intelligence input.
According to this input, issued by the Intelligence Bureau (IB), the CID and Army intelligence, Musa is disguised as a Sikh.
Photos of him in disguise have been released.
Both Bathinda and Firozpur are now on high alert. Zakir Musa was recently spotted near Amritsar.
Now the chief of the Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind (the al-Qaeda cell), Musa spent his student years in Punjab.
He went there to study at a private engineering college in Mohali in 2010, but he left it in 2013 after failing his exams.
It’s suspected that he is well-networked 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.
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.