Jammu and Kashmir Police on Saturday claimed to have arrested a militant affiliated with Lashkar-e-Taiba outfit from SMHS hospital in Srinagar.
An official said that Nisar Ahmad Dar, a resident of Wahab Parray Mohalla in Hajin area of Bandipora district in north Kashmir, was arrested by the Special Operations Group of the Jammu and Kashmir Police from Shri Maharaja Hari Singh Hospital in Srinagar.
“He is involved in eight cases, seven in 2016 and one in 2019. He was detained twice under the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act (PSA)–first time in 2016 and then in 2017,” he said.
“Dar is an associate of Salim Parray, who is top militant of Lashkar-e-Taiba in north Kashmir, and earlier escaped from an encounter in which a Pakistani militant of Lashkar outfit was killed at Kulan Ganderbal on November 12, 2019,” said the officer.