A day after his arrest, top Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) commander Nadeem Abrar and a Pakistani national were killed in an encounter in Parimpora area of the city, police said on Tuesday.
Giving details of the incident, a police spokesman said Abrar -- a top commander of LeT involved in many killings -- was arrested during checking of vehicles at Parimpora on Monday and put on sustained interrogation.
The LeT commander disclosed the location where he had kept his AK-47 rifle in Maloora locality, the spokesman said.
There was a specific input about terrorists carrying an attack on highways. Keeping in view the seriousness of the input, few joint checkposts of JK Police and CRPF were placed along the highway, he said.