NOWSHERA  - Security forces and intelligence agencies in a joint operation on Thursday afternoon arrested Ahsanullah Ehsan, TTP operational commander and right hand of Maulana Fazlullah.

He was arrested from Marhati near Nowshera where he was hiding. He was traced through mobile tracking and was kept under vigilance for 48 hours before the operation was finally carried out. Sources said the local police were not informed to maintain the secrecy.

Ahsanulah Ehsan had fled to Afghanistan along with Maulvi Fazlullah when they suffered a humiliating defeat in Swat at the hands of the security forces. He was wanted for attacks on security checkposts and causing losses to the security forces during Swat operation.

The sources revealed that Ahsanullah Ehsan was planning a major terrorist activity during Eid days.