Wanted Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorist Faiyaz Ahmed Lone arrested in Srinagar

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 01 April 2019, 11:29 AM
Faiyaz Ahmed Lone was arrested from Srinagar (ANI Photo)
Faiyaz Ahmed Lone was arrested from Srinagar (ANI Photo)

A wanted terrorist of Jaish-e-Mohammad, Faiyaz Ahmed Lone was arrested on Monday from Jammu and Kashmir’s Srinagar by Special Cell, Delhi. Faiyaz was carrying a reward of Rs 2 Lakh on his head announced by the Delhi police. He was evading arrest since 2015. A non-bailable warrant had been issued against him.


Earlier in the day, four terrorists were gunned down by security forces in restive south Kashmir. According to initial reports, the terrorists belonged to the Lashkar-e-Taiba terror outfit. The security forces have launched a combing operation in the area. So far, the forces have recovered two AK rifles, 1 SLR and 1 pistol from the terrorists.

“Three army personnel and one policeman sustained injuries. They have been hospitalised and in a stable condition. It was a clean operation, no collateral damage happened during the encounter. Arms and ammunition recovered from the site of encounter. Case registered,” Jammu and Kashmir Police said in a statement.

The area has seen multiple security operations since the dastardly attack. On Saturday, a car belonging to a civilian exploded near a CRPF convoy in Banihal town of Jammu and Kashmir's Ramban district, officials said, adding that there were no casualties among the security personnel. The incident had occurred around 10.30 am, triggering memories of the February 14 vehicle-borne suicide attack on a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) convoy in Pulwama in Kashmir that claimed the lives of 40 personnel.

Officials said the car, a Hyundai Santro model, was completely gutted in the fire. Due to the impact of the blast, slight damage was caused to the rear of the CRPF bus registered with a Haryana number plate.

It is suspected that the car was carrying a mix of chemicals, explosives, and LPG cylinders. "No injuries were caused to the CRPF personnel and the incident is being investigated in respect to all possible angles," a senior official said. About 10 vehicles were reported to be part of the CRPF convoy.

First Published: Monday, April 01, 2019 11:27 AM
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