Srinagar, May 2: A youth has been arrested by the Jammu and Kashmir Police for his alleged role in making frivolous calls claiming possible terror strikes in New Delhi.
The suspect has been alleged to be the mastermind behind creating panic by making cals about terror alerts, which prompted United States to issue security advisory.
According to sources at Jammu and Kashmir Home Department, the Kashmiri youth was held in the wee hours in the morning follwing a massive manhunt launched to arrest him.
The suspect activities, includin his conversation with one Furqan, suspected to be a Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) operative across the border was being monitored by the security agencies for the past one week.
The youth claimed that a group entering the India through Bangladesh and Nepal to carry out blasts in the national capital.
Sources said that he is being used by the overground workers of separatist and terror groups to make such frivolous calls and trigger panic among the intelligence agencies and create unrest in other parts of the country.
They added that the youth was earlier misguided the intelligence agencies through such activities, but he could be arrested due to lack of stringent law.
Following his arrest the youth told the interrogators that he has been promised money for spreading such panics.
The authorities decided to go to the root of the matter after US had issued a fresh advisory warning of “imminent" terror attacks in New Delhi, particularly in busy market places like Connaught Place, Greater Kailash and Chandni Chowk.
"This warden message provides updated information related to the April 21, 2010 warden message and additional information related to the travel alert issued for India on April 16, 2010," the renewed advisory primarily intended for American citizens in India had said and also pointed out that there were “increased indications that terrorists are planning imminent attacks in New Delhi."
Following which UK, Australia and Canada too issued a travel alerts to its citizens.