Lucknow, Sep 13 (KTNS) :The Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS) of the Uttar Pradesh Police on Thursday claimed to have arrested a Hizb ul Mujahideen militant from Kanpur, police officials said.

Huraira aka Qamruddin, who hails from Hozai in Assam, was arrested by an ATS team led by ASP Dinesh Yadav and Deputy SP Dinesh Puri

ATS Inspector General (IG) Aseem Arun said the arrested militant first came into limelight after he posted his picture with an AK-47 in the social media in April this year.

Intelligence agencies had been working on him for some time now, and based on leads collected over a period of time, he was arrested on Thursday from Shiv Nagar under Choker Police Station in Kanpur.

Officials told  that the militant had plans to attack public places during the ongoing Ganesh Chaturthi festival.

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