Gurdaspur: The Punjab police have released posters of terrorist Zakir Moosa, reported ANI on Friday. “We had inputs about his movements near Amritsar. So we have released wanted posters of him to make public aware and have requested public to tell us if they have any information,” said Gurdaspur SSP Swarandeep Singh. (Also read: Reports Say Moosa Trapped in Tral)

“We had inputs that some Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorists have infiltrated in Punjab through Ferozpur. So, we have taken precautionary measures. Extra forces have been deployed and checking is underway,” he added.

Moosa is the Kashmir unit chief of Al-Qaeda.  He heads the terrorist outfit Ansar Gazwat ul Hind and is responsible for sending recruits to J-K and has previously been suspected of planning fidayeen attacks. He had reportedly joined Al-Qaeda after a fallout with Hizbul Mujahideen. He is one of the most wanted terrorists in J-K.

Last year, Moosa had issued a statement wherein he said he would not rest until he had liberated “occupied Hindustan”. He also cited the example of an 8th-century Muslim General killing a Hindu king in Sindh to establish Shariah rule. He exhorted the Muslims to join the battle to establish Islamic Caliphate again.

Issued official media of Kashmir-based Al Qaeda group Ghazwat-ul-Hind, Moosa’s statement said that Umayyad caliphate’s army general Muhammad bin Qasim had implemented Al-Sindh 1,400 years ago. The caravan started then will not stop until it “liberated Hindustan”.

Moosa was once reported to have fallen in security forces’ trap, but he managed to escape. He was the commander of Hizbul Muzahideen, but he had to quit after he threatened to behead Hurriyat Conference leaders. Moosa despises political ‘freedom’ and openly bats for the establishment of Islamic Caliphate.

In a 10-minute audio message, Moosa had said he would “liberate” India from “cow-worshipping” PM and Hindus. He had warned the government against deporting Rohingya Muslims. He had also targetted Pakistan for shutting down terror training camps and putting mujahideen in jails.