Suspected terrorist landed in Uttarakhand capital, alert sounded

, 4:22 PM IST

Police has issued an alert about a suspected terrorist entering the Uttarakhand capital. Uttarakhand police on Tuesday detected a CCTV grab of a terror suspect here seen in the company of seven to eight others who could be his associates prompting authorities to sound an alert across the state.

The DGP office here said the CCTV grab has been released on WhatsApp with an appeal to people to help track down the suspect seen with seven to eight persons standing close to him in the background who could be his associates.

An alert has been sounded in the state and a search launched to trace the suspect, a source at the DGP office said.

Coming close on the heels of the arrest of four terror suspects linked with ISIS from Roorkee in Haridwar district, the recovery of the CCTV grab assumes significance.

It is to be noted that on Monday NIA arrested two ISIS sympathisers, Akram Sheikh alias Masood and Mohammad Nasim in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand.