Top Lashkar-e-Taiba commander Nadeem Abrar, who was involved in several attacks on armed forces in Kashmir, was arrested on Monday, officials said.
“Top LeT commander Nadeem Abrar arrested. He was involved in several killings. Big success for us,” IGP Kashmir zone Vijay Kumar said in a tweet.
While Kumar did not give any details about the arrest, reports said forces arrested Abrar and another suspect at a checkpoint at Parimpora on the outskirts of the city.
The armed forces recovered a pistol and a grenade from the possession of the duo.
According to police, Abrar was involved in the killing of three Central Reserve Police Force personnel at Lawaypora earlier this year.
Reportedly one more person has been arrested and is suspected to be militant.