Jammu: On the eve of Independence Day, Jammu and Kashmir Police have arrested four Jaish terrorists and their associates in a drive to root out terrorist presence in Jammu, said Additional Director General of Police, Jammu, Mukesh Singh.
They were planning collection of arms dropped by drones and supply to active terrorists of Jaish e Mohammed in Kashmir valley; planting a vehicle based IED in Jammu before August 15 and reconnaissance of important targets in other parts of the country.
Muntazir [email protected] Saifulla S/O Manzoor Ahmed Bhat R/O Prichoo Pulwama, a member of TerroristOrganization Jaish-e-Mohammed was the first to be arrested in this chain and from him one pistol, one magazine, eight live rounds and two Chinese hand grenades were recovered. His truck used for transporting weapons to the Kashmir valley was also seized.
Subsequently three more Jaish terrorists were arrested. They included Ijahar khan @ Sonu Khan S/O Intejar Khan R/O Mirdan Mohalla Kandala Shamli (UP), Touseef Ahmed Shah @ Showket & Adnan S/O Ghulam Mohd Shah R/O Jeff, Shopian and Jahangir Ahmed Bhat S/O Musthaq Ahmed Bhat R/O Bandzoo Pulwama.
Muntazir disclosed that the Jaish commander in Pakistan by the name of Munazir @ Shahid had asked him to collect weapons from near Amritsar which would be dropped by a drone. He was also asked by Jaish to do reconnaissance of Panipat oil refinery which he did and sent videos to Pakistan. He was then tasked to do the reconnaissance of Ayodhya ram janmabhoomi but was arrested before he could accomplish this task.
Touseef Ahmed Shah @ Showket & Adnan S/O Ghulam Mohd Shah R/O Jeff, Shopian
He was tasked by Jaish commander Shahid and another Jaish terrorist by the name Abrar in Pakistan to take up an accommodation in Jammu which he did. He was then asked to procure a second hand motorcycle for causing an IED blast at Jammu. The IED for this purpose would be dropped by a drone. Touseef was arrested before he could complete this task.
Jahangir Ahmed Bhat S/O Musthaq Ahmed Bhat R/O Bandzoo Pulwama was the fruit merchant from Kashmir who was constantly in touch with Shahid of Jaish in Pakistan and had introduced Ijahgar Khan to him. He was further doing recruitment for Jaish in Kashmir valley and in the rest of the country.
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