LeM chief arrested in Jammu; major terror strike foiled
[OneIndia] Jammu and Kashmir
| Congratulations, guys! It isn't every day one foils a major terror strike, thank goodness.|
...a disputed territory lying between India and Pakistain. After partition, the Paks grabbed half of it and call it
Azad (Free) Kashmir. The remainder they refer to as "Indian Occupied Kashmir". They have fought four wars with India over it, the score currently 4-0 in New Delhi's favor. After 72 years of this nonsense, India cut the Gordian knot in 2019, removing the area's special status, breaking off Ladakh as a separate state, and allowing people from other areas to settle (or in the case of the Pandits, to resettle) there....
police on Saturday said it has foiled a major terror strike here with the timely arrest of a most wanted terrorist and self-styled commander of Lashkar-e-Mustafa, believed to be a frontal organization of the Jaish-e-Mohammad
Army of Mohammad, a Pak-based Deobandi terror group founded by Maulana Masood Azhar in 2000, after he split with the Harkat-ul-Mujaheddin. In 2002 the government of Pervez Musharraf
banned the group, which changed its name to Khaddam ul-Islam and continued doing what it had been doing before without missing a beat...
The arrest of Hidayatullah Malik alias Hasnain, an 'A' category terrorist from Shopian district, when he was in a private car was made by a joint team of Anantnag and Jammu police from Kunjwani area in the outskirts of Jammu city, a police spokesperson said.
He said Malik was one of the 10 accused in a case related to detection of a powerful boom-mobile which was later destroyed on the spot to avert any major mishap in Pulwama district in May last year.
His seven other associates were earlier arrested from different parts of south Kashmir over the past month. "In order to dismantle the structure of Lashkar-e-Mustafa, the efforts of Anantnag Police led to the arrest of its self styled chief.
The first arrest in this chain was Ayaz Bhat of Anantnag from whom one pistol was recovered on January 18," the spokesperson said.
On the disclosure of Bhat, two more terror associates -- Rayees Mir of Pampore and Shakir Itoo of Shopian -- were arrested and two grenades were recovered from their possession, the spokesperson said, adding four more terror associates hailing from Anantnag were arrested and two pistols, AK-47 rounds and hand grenades were recovered.
During the further course of investigation, he said the arrested terrorist associates revealed that Malik was putting up in Bathindi area of Jammu and planning a major attack in Jammu.
"Accordingly, a special team of Anantnag Police was constituted and deputed to Jammu to launch the operation. At about 3:30 pm, an operation was launched with the assistance of Jammu police at Kunjwani Jammu," the spokesperson said.
During the joint operation, he said the terrorist attacked the joint party and tried to escape from the spot but the team apprehended him tactfully from the crowded place.
Incriminating materials, arms and ammunition including two pistols and grenades have been recovered from his possession, the spokesperson said.
Earlier, Senior Superintendent of Police, Jammu, Shridhar Patil said a private vehicle was intercepted by police at Kunjwani bypass on a specific information leading to the arrest of the wanted terrorist.
He said the terrorist attacked the police officer leading the party in an attempt to escape but was overpowered.
"He is being questioned," the officer said, adding more details would be shared as the investigation progresses.
|Posted by trailing wife 2021-02-07 00:00||
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