'Zakir Musa hiding in Punjab, high alert sounded'

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

Indo-Asian News Service
Chandigarh, Publish Date: Dec 6 2018 11:40PM | Updated Date: Dec 6 2018 11:40PM
'Zakir Musa hiding in Punjab, high alert sounded'File Photo

Security agencies have been put on high alert in Bathinda and Ferozepur districts of Punjab on Thursday following intelligence reports that 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 Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind chief and is said to be aligned with a global group.

Army troopers, Punjab Police and other para-military were stationed in and around important places like the Bathinda 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 Gurdaspur and Amritsar in November following similar reports that he could be hiding in Punjab.

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

Punjab Police officials said here that the high alert had been sounded to nab him. 

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