Suspected Harkat-ul-Ansar terrorist held in Haridwar

A suspected terrorist belonging to Harkat-ul-Ansar outfit has been arrested in a joint operation by Uttarakhand and Punjab police from here, police said today.

Last Updated: May 14, 2010, 19:13 PM IST

Haridwar: A suspected terrorist belonging
to Harkat-ul-Ansar outfit has been arrested in a joint
operation by Uttarakhand and Punjab police from here, police
said today.

Ahad Lone, a native of village Banwal of Doda district
in Jammu and Kashmir, was arrested following a tip-off at
Haridwar last evening, they said.

Lone was wanted in a case of murder in Navashahar of
Punjab and police took him to that state after producing him
in a court late last evening.

Preliminary investigation revealed that Lone was
associated with the terrorist outfit for a long time and it
had sent him to Haridwar during Mahakumbh to gather
information, the sources said.

However, due to tough security arrangements, he could
not do much. Later, he went to Dehra Dun and worked in a
factory for some time before coming back to Haridwar.

-PTI