The Jammu and Kashmir Police today busted a module of terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) with the arrest of four terrorists and their associates. The Jaish module was allegedly planning to carry out an attack on Independence Day.
Police said they were planning collection of arms dropped by drones and supply to other Jaish terrorists in Kashmir, plotting to plant an IED in Jammu before August 15 and reconnaissance of important targets in other parts of the country.
According to sources in the police, weapons and explosives were recovered from the possession of the terrorists. A motorcycle IED was to be used to carry out the attack, the sources added.
The police first arrested Muntazir Manzoor of Prichoo area in Pulwama. One pistol, a magazine, eight live rounds and two Chinese hand grenades were recovered from his possession. A truck allegedly used for transporting weapons to the Kashmir Valley was also seized.
Following Muntazir Manzoor’s arrest, three other Jaish terrorists were held. During interrogation, one of the terrorists told police that a Jaish commander in Pakistan, whom he identified as Munazir alias Shahid, had asked him to collect weapons from Punjab which would be dropped via a drone.