A joint operation, the Jammu and Kashmir police, CRPF and the army on Wednesday arrested a top Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorist from Sopore district in North Kashmir.
The security personnel, on a tip-off, arrested Abid alias Assadullah, who has been active in this region for the last two years and is involved in various attacks on security forces, at Wetlab, 65km from Srinagar on Sopore-Bandipora Road, official sources said.
Abid is a resident of Peshawar in Pakistan, they said.
Police recovered one Chinese pistol, one magazine and four rounds of ammunition Abid, who was the Battalion Commander of the banned terrorist organisation.
The arrest of the top JEM commander came at a time when Sopore town witnessed a series of militant attacks over the past fortnight, resulting in the killing of five persons including two policemen and a woman.