Punjab: Posters of wanted terrorist dot rly stn

PATIALA: Following another tip-off from the Intelligence agencies state cops have further been put on alert in regard with the presence of dreaded Kashmiri terrorist Zakir Musa and six other men, who are believed to be members of the terror outfit Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM). The state authorities have put up wanted posters of the terrorist at all railway stations across Punjab as they continue to be .

As per the latest wire sent by the central intelligence agencies, there is a strong possibility that Musa and other men could be hiding somewhere in the region. One of the senior police officials monitoring the situation said as per the initial intel received from the central agencies, seven terororits with links to Jaish-E-Muhammad (JeM) were believed to be have been sighted first in Ferozepur and then at Amritsar along with Zakir Musa, who is heading the Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind, a terror outfit involved in the September 14 Maqsudan Police Station hand-grenade blasts.

It was suspected that the terrorist were trying to move towards Delhi following which the state had been put on an alert. But, now it is being perceived that due to the high alert in the state, their movement towards the national capital had been thwarted and they could be hiding in the Malwa region. The intelligence agencies are anticipating that these men could use rail route to reach Delhi and thus wanted posters have been put up across all railway stations in Punjab, a source said.

A GRP official Narotam Singh said the posters have been put up so that people could inform security agencies in case they spot Musa or his accomplices in the state. Zakir Musa is also said to be close to the JeM leaders.

Meanwhile, the police have beefed up the security at the railway stations and around 500 additional police personnel have been deployed at various strategic locations across the state to maintain a round the clock vigil.
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