The Budgam police of Jammu and Kashmir have busted a terrorist gang. Police have arrested five terrorists. All these are said to be members of the ‘Islamic State (ISIS) in Jammu and Kashmir’.
Initial investigations have revealed that the ISIS operatives had sheltered terrorists and were providing them with logistical support.
Recently, Jammu and Kashmir Police had busted a terror group of Hizb ul Mujahideen from Budgam. Three terrorists were arrested from Chhadura area. The arrested terrorists are Aamir Shafi Dar, Shabir Ahmed Ghani and Mudsir Ahmed Khan. Police arrested the three after the arrest.
Earlier, on 7 February, the police busted a module of Jaish-e-Mohammed and arrested three Jaish terrorists who had thrown grenades at Lal Chowk. A spokesman for the police said that the Jaish associates had been identified as Naved ul Latif, Shakeel Ahmed Bandh and Shamshad Manzoor. They are all from South Kashmir.
Charge sheet against Pulwama attackers
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday filed a charge sheet against the four terrorists of Jaish-e-Mohammed who had helped Mudassir, the mastermind of the Pulwama attack. In September last year, the NIA had filed a charge sheet against Jaish terrorist Sajjad Ahmed Khan.
The NIA has filed the charge sheet against the four terrorists under Sections 120 B, 121 A and several sections of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).
Jaish terrorist Mudassir was the mastermind of the Pulwama attack. The army killed him in an encounter in March 2019.
Mudassir Khan, who lived in Mir Mohalla of Tral, was associated with Jaish in 2017. Later, Noor Mohammed Tantray alias Noor Tralee joined him in the terrorist organisation. Khan went missing from his home on 14 January 2018 after Noor Tralee was killed in 2017 and he was active as a terrorist since then.
On 14 February, suicide bomber Adil Ahmad Dar was constantly in contact with Khan when he ambushed a CRPF bus in Pulwama in a bus full of explosives. It is believed that he was also involved in the terrorist attack on the army camp of Sunjawan in February 2018.
On February 14 last year, militants carried out a suicide attack targeting the CRPF convoy in Avantipora area of Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir. In this, 40 CRPF soldiers were martyred. The explosive used in the incident was so powerful that its sound was heard 10–12 km away. More than 2500 personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force were going in a convoy of 78 vehicles. Most of them were returning to their duties after spending their holidays. Just then a suicide terrorist drove his car full of explosives into the bus of the CRPF jawans.
India avenged the attack within a month by conducting massive airstrikes on Pakistan’s Balakot hills.