The Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) of Uttar Pradesh on Thursday arrested an alleged terrorist of Hizbul Mujahideen from Kanpur.
The suspect named as Qamar Uj Zama was arrested on the basis of leads collected over a period of time by Intelligence agencies.
According to Uttar Pradesh Director General of Police (DGP) O P Singh, the arrested Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist had plans to launch an attack on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi.
“During questioning he told us that April last year, he had gone for training to Kashmir. He is of Indian nationality and a literate person,” the DGP added.
Singh further said that Qamar Uj Zama was active from April 2018 after he posted his pictures on social media with AK 47.
The ATS is now trying to find out from him about the duration of his stay in Uttar Pradesh, if he has more accomplices, what were his other targets and from where did he get funds, the DGP added.