Srinagar, Sept. 12
A major terror attack was thwarted when vigilant officers of Jammu & Kashmir police seized a truck carrying arms and ammunition in Amritsar. The Kashmir Valley-bound truck was intercepted at Lakhanpur town of the state was coming from Amritsar.
Three suspected terrorists were on Thursday morning arrested by the Jammu and Kashmir Police near the J&K-Punjab border in Lakhanpur.
Six AK-47 rifles were seized after the Jammu and Kashmir Police intercepted a truck near the border in Lakhanpur and arrested three terrorists.
Six AK-47 rifles were recovered from the truck and three people were arrested. The police are investigating who was supposed to receive the automatic rifles and the identity of the individuals who procured the weapons and attempted to smuggle these to Kashmir. This is the second such attempt to smuggle weapons that has been foiled by the police recently.
The police are investigating as to who was supposed to receive the automatic rifles and the identity of the individuals who procured the weapons and attempted to smuggle these to Kashmir.
The truck bore the number plate of Jammu of Kashmir and registered under the name of one Suhil Latoo. The driver of the truck, as per details written on the truck, was one Javid Dar, a resident of Pulwama.
Inspector General of Police, Jammu, Makesh Singh said that the truck was on its way to Kashmir from Bamyal area of Punjab.
Pakistan is planning to push 200 hardcore terrorists to sneak into Kashmir to carry out attacks as part of its “larger design” to create unrest in the Valley, security sources said.
In addition, around 15 Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists are already waiting at the terror launch-pads in Lipa valley along the Line of Control on the Pakistani side to infiltrate in Kashmir, they said, citing reports by intelligence agencies.
According to intelligence inputs, Pakistan-based terror groups may target vital installations in several key Indian cities in the next few weeks, sources said.
Pakistan’s plan is to trigger series of terror attacks in Kashmir to project to the international community that situation in the Valley is fast deteriorating following India’s decision to withdraw special status to Jammu and Kashmir, and bifurcate the state into two union territories, they said.
Mufti Rauf Asghar, brother of JeM chief Maulana Masood Azhar, held meetings with top commanders of the terror outfit at its Bahawalpur headquarters on August 19 and 20 with a primary agenda of pushing hardcore terrorists into Kashmir, sources claimed.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has been making provocative statements targeting India following its decisions on Kashmir, and even suggested recently that a Pulwama-like terror attack may take place again.
According to Pakistan’s assessment, the local terrorists in Kashmir are not properly trained, have low shelf-life and there was a leadership crisis among them in the Valley because of vigorous anti-terror operations, the sources said.