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Kashmiri terrorist Zakir Musa hiding in Punjab, high alert sounded

IANS  |  Chandigarh 

Security agencies have been put on high alert in and Ferozepur districts of on Thursday following intelligence reports that Kashmiri terrorist Zakir Musa could be hiding in the area.

The intelligence reports have suggested that Musa could be disguised as a Sikh and wearing a turban. He is the and is said to be aligned with a global terror group.

Army troopers, Police and other para-military were stationed in and around important places like the railway station and checking was being carried out since early Thursday.

Security agencies have put up posters carrying photographs of Musa, including one of him disguised as a Sikh, at various places to make the public aware in both districts.

Posters of Musa had earlier been put up in the frontier districts of and in November following similar reports that he could be hiding in

Musa, who heads the terrorist outfit Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind (AGH), a cell of Al-Qaeda, in Valley, is said to be well-acquainted with places and people in Punjab.

He was a student in an educational institution in Punjab's district, adjoining Chandigarh, from 2010 to 2013 before joining the militant ranks.

He had succeeded as the of the terrorist organisation following Wani's death in an encounter with security forces in in July 2016.

officials said here that the high alert had been sounded to nab the terrorist.

In recent weeks, the and Jammu and Police have busted modules, including engineering students, who had carried out terror activities in Punjab.

--IANS

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First Published: Thu, December 06 2018. 11:04 IST
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