In a significant development, the Jammu and Kashmir Police has identified the owner of the explosives-laden car which was intercepted on Thursday in Pulwama.
The owner has been identified as Hidayatullah Malik. According to the police, he is a resident of Shopian and joined the terror outfit Hizbul Mujahideen in July 2019.
On Thursday, a major vehicle-borne IED blast was prevented by the timely action of the security forces. The police intercepted an improvised explosive device (IED) laden Santro car in the Ayengund area of Rajpora in Pulwama. The recovered IED was defused by the personnel of the bomb disposal squad.