The girl identified as Sadiya Anwar Shaikh, who turned 18 in November a year ago, had come from Pune and was staying in Bijbehara as a paying guest and planning to join the ISIS, the police has claimed. According to reports the woman hails from Pune, and the police said an investigation was under way.
Sources said no incriminating documents or explosive device was seized from the alleged suicide bomber during her arrest.
Police Friday said that they have arrested a woman, about whom police had intelligence inputs that a non-local lady was planning to carry out suicide attack near or inside the venue of Jan 26 function in Kashmir.
"We will be talking to her and our sister agencies and cover every other lead to know what the facts are".
The note signed by Khan said that "there is a strong input" that an 18-year-old non-Kashmiri woman might "cause a suicide bomb explosion" near or inside the Republic Day parade in Kashmir. "After doing proper investigation, we will come to any conclusion".
Meanwhile, mobile phones across the Valley fell silent from Thursday night till Friday afternoon as service providers switched off the links following instructions from security agencies as part of precautionary measures on Republic Day.
In Srinagar city, the main function was held at the Sher-e-Kashmir Cricket Stadium where Revenue and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Rehman Veeri hoisted the tri-colour and took the salute at the parade.
Traffic police had issued an advisory for movement of vehicles between the city centre and south Kashmir and no vehicle was permitted to move along the Ram Munshi Bagh-TRC stretch of the road during the rehearsal and Republic Day function.