Four suspected terrorists, dressed in Army fatigues, have been arrested by the police from Nangalpur village on Pathankot- Jalandhar national highway on Friday. Following the intelligence inputs of the presence of terrorists in the area, the police were checking the vehicles on a check post. On suspicion during the checking, the police took the four men, travelling in a Scorpio car (HP- 22B-8700), into custody. The police have been interrogating the suspects and trying to ascertain their identities. Their vehicle has been seized and more details were awaited.
Earlier this month, Punjab police had issued an alert across the state after reports of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorist Zakir Moosa’s presence in Amritsar. The police have released the posters of Moosa and requested people to stay alert and share any information related to the terrorist.
On November 14, a high alert was sounded in Pathankot and launched a manhunt after four men highjacked a taxi at the gunpoint near Madhopur. They had hired the taxi- a silver-coloured Innova from the Jammu railway station.
They suspected men had also introduced themselves as Army soldiers and refused to pay the toll. When they reached Madhopur, one of them pointed a gun towards the driver and pushed him outside.
“At Lakhanpur toll post, the four occupants told the staff that they were from the Army and hence exempted from paying toll tax. When the car reached Madhopur, the four men whipped out their guns with one of the occupants saying that Kumar should be killed,” the railway station taxi union vice-president Rajvinder Singh had said.