Intel agencies have sent out an alert that Zakir Musa has been seen roaming in Bathinda and Firozabad. He has seen changing his appearance and wearing a turban. He was earlier seen in the Amritsar area. An alert has also been sounded off at the Punjab-Rajasthan border.
This comes ahead of the elections in Rajasthan tomorrow.
Earlier, sources in the intelligence agencies had said that they had suspected the role of Zakir Musa in the Amritsar attack. However, there is no confirmation about his involvement yet.
Zakir Musa is the al-Qaeda-appointed head of Kashmir. He had earlier led the Hizbul Mujahideen and succeeded Burhan Wani as the commander. He is the founder and head of the Al-Qaeda cell Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind.
A grenade attack was carried at Nirankari Bhawan in Amritsar's Rajasansi Village on November 16, which led to the deaths of three people and injured at least.
Punjab Police have arrested the second and main perpetrator behind the Nirankari Satsang Bhawan grenade attack. DGP Suresh Arora, during a press briefing, CM Capt Amarinder Singh revealed that accused Avtar Singh would be produced in the court and police would seek his remand. He added that strong evidences have been found against the main perpetrator behind the Nirankari Bhawan attack..
Avtar Singh's links have also been traced to Harmeet Singh AKA Happy PHD, the self- styled chief of ISI-backed KLF, based in Pakistan.
The Chief Minister of Punjab said, “Earlier there were reports of terrorists infiltrating from Jammu area, but we have to be on alert and our police are on alert. In this the National Intelligence Agency is here and so is the National Forensic Agency. So, until the investigation is completed it's tough to say anything. The police force is out in full force and there is nothing to be concerned about.”
Upon being asked that Nirankaris were targeted, the CM responded, “This just so happened to be a congregation and that they were targeted but this could have happened with anybody. What is the meaning of terror? Terror means an attempt to scare.”