An emotional appeal of a mother persuaded Kashmiri youth, Umaq Khaliq Mir alias ‘Sameer’ — who had joined Pakistan-based terror outfit Lashker-e-Taiba (LeT) and has been missing since May this year — to surrender in Sopore on Thursday night.
The army had laid a siege of the locality after intelligence inputs indicated presence of a militant in a house.
An army official revealed that when attempts to draw out the youth proved futile, the army contacted his family to have a word with him. His mother cooperated and readily agreed.
His mother was allowed to go inside the house and request her son to come out and surrender which he eventually did, after much persuasion. The police recovered one AK rifle, three magazines, three grenades and a radio set from him.