A police team in the disguise of bus passengers arrested Junaid, an expert in making improvised explosive devices and said to be behind dozens of attacks on security forces and civilians in the last ten years.
As part of the 'intelligence warfare' operation, a police party, posing as milkmen, killed another top LeT commander in Baramullah in the recent past, police sources said.
Three Hizbul Mujahideen commanders have been killed in similar surgical actions in Srinagar city and in Doda, they said, adding that 13 such operations have been carried out across the state.
Junaid was trapped in a bus by police personnel who posed as passengers when the militant undertook a journey to travel to his area of operation. The police did not give out the name of the town in the outskirts of which he was nabbed.
The militant, who was going to meet his militant colleagues and his family members, had a chat with his 'co-passengers' not knowing they were policemen.
As the bus stopped at a checkpost, Junaid offered no resistance as the police party handcuffed him and whisked him away to a nearby police station, the sources said.
In another planned operation, the police killed a top commander in a house in Baramullah district by sending personnel in the guise of milkmen.
Two Hizbul Mujahideen leaders were killed near Nishat Garden in Srinagar city in January by policemen who were dressed as civilians wearing 'pheran'."These operations are being conducted after detailed planning and in a surgical manner," the sources said.