A Pakistani militant,suspected to be involved in the Srinagar attack killing 5 CRPF jawans,was today arrested from Chattabal area in the city.
On a tip off about presence of two militants in Chattabal,the special operation group cordoned off the area and nabbed Abu Talib,a resident of Multan,sources said.
The spot where he was picked up from is a little over a km from Bemina area where the terrorists struck yesterday,leaving five jawans dead and seven others injured.
The Pakistani militant opened fire on the SOG personnel with a pistol but he was overpowered and arrested,the sources said.
The militant told police that he is a resident of Multan in Pakistan and was operating under the alias of Abu Talib,they said.
Sources said the breakthrough was achieved when the intelligence agencies traced a call made by the militant to his handlers in Pakistan soon after the attack yesterday.
Two suspected Pakistani terrorists,disguised as cricketers had on Wednesday stormed a CRPF camp here in a ‘fidayeen’ (suicide) attack,the first major strike in the city in three years.