In a major breakthrough, Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorist Omar Khaliq, was arrested by Jammu and Kashmir police in Sopore on Friday. According to ANI, Khaliq is a resident of the Tujjar sector and was arrested during a joint operation launched by the police and 22nd regiment of Rajputana Rifles. According to sources, arms and ammunition have been seized from him, which include AK rifles and grenades.
A senior police official said that the militant, identified as Omar Khalid Mir, was apprehended in Tujjar village in a joint operation by police and army.An AK-47 rifle and three magazines were recovered from their possession. He said that Omar had joined militants in May, earlier this year. “He was a close aide of Sameer Wani who was killed in Kupwara encounter in July,” said the official.