Srinagar: Another Pakistani terrorist was caught alive on Thursday following a fierce gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district, making him the second terrorist from Pakistan to be held this month.
The terrorist was identified as Sajjad alias Abu Ubadullah, 22, a resident of Muzaffargarh district of Balochistan, Pakistan, a senior police official told IANS.
Sajjad was caught a little over three weeks after Pakistani terrorist Naveed was arrested on August 5 following a terror attack on BSF troopers on the Jammu-Srinagar highway. Naveed had taken three people hostage who overpowered him.
It was not immediately known how Sajjad was caught.
The gunfight started on Wednesday afternoon after the army intercepted a group of militants in Toot Mar Gali of Nowgam sector in Kupwara. They had sneaked into India from Pakistan.
Three separatist guerrillas were killed by the security forces on Thursday.
"The gunbattle is still going on," a senior police officer told IANS.
The militants managed to break the cordon after being challenged by the army, triggering a gunfight on Wednesday on the Indian side of the Line of Control (LoC) that divides Kashmir between India and Pakistan.
Capture of second terrorist proves Pak involvement: Rijiju
New Delhi: Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju alleged here on Thursday that Pakistan involvement in terrorism has been proved with the capture and arrest of a terrorist in Jammu and Kashmir's Rafiabad area after an encounter with security forces.
"It will be great effort on our part to really move and make it categorically very clear that Pakistan's involvement is not an allegation, but a reality," said Rijiju told ANI.
Rijiju further added that the capturing of a terrorist alive was a great effort by security agencies.
A 22-year-old Pakistani terrorist was caught after a 20-hour-long gun battle with security forces in North Kashmir. This is the second capture of a Pakistani terrorist this month.
Pakistani terrorist Mohammad Naved was captured earlier this month in Udhampur, Jammu.