Dreaded Lashkar terrorist Nisar Dar arrested in J&K’s Srinagar; cache of arms, ammunition seized

The security forces arrested a Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) terrorist in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kullan Ganderbal on Friday night. The dreaded and wanted terrorist of Lashkar, identified as Nissar Ahmed Dar was wanted for some time by the police. He was reportedly planning an attack on some Security Force establishment for some time, said a report.

After receiving an input of his presence at a hospital in the area, the Srinagar Police and security forces, in a joint operation, launched an operation on Friday night from where they arrested Dar and recovered arms and ammunition from his possession. He is currently being interrogated by the officers about more modules present in Srinagar and terror activities being planned by the Pakistan-backed terror outfit in the country.

23-year-old, Dar has been active for the past several years and is a categorised terrorist. He has at least eight FIRs registered against him, of which 7 were registered in 2016 and one in 2019. He has been detained twice, once in 2016 and again in 2017.

Dar is believed to be an associate of Salim Parray, who is a top Lashkar terrorist in north Kashmir. In November 2019, he had reportedly escaped an encounter in Kullan Ganderba, in which a Pakistani Lashkar terrorist was neutralised by the Indian Army.