Jammu and Kashmir Police on Monday claimed to have blown up a large militancy module in Jammu and seized a large quantity of weapons and ammunition from members of the module.
Police said Pakistan is moving guns and ammunition into JK by using drones.
A police spokesman told a local news outlet, Kashmir Dot Com (KDC), that a joint team of Jammu Police, Kathua Police and SoG Jammu solved incidents involving drones in Kathua, where a drone recently crashed on May 29 In 2022, alert troops shot down Talli, Hariya Chak, Kathua loaded with payloads including UBGL shells, Stickybombs, etc., while another drone shot down in Manyari, Kathua two years ago on June 20, 2020, also was released and was carrying a huge payload including M4 rifle and other explosives.
“The joint team arrested many suspects based on technical analysis during the initial investigation, the police team subsequently zeroed in on one individual, namely Habib, who lives in Harie Chak, Kathua. During questioning, he admitted his role as the recipient of multiple shipments of arms and ammunition dropped by drones controlled by Pakistan and that he is part of an illegal terror association network and that he was motivated by a Faisal Muneer working in Talab Khatikan , Jammu lives and works on his instructions,” he said.
He said that the shipments received by Habib were further carried by him to Jammu and delivered to different people in different places on the orders of Faisal.
“Faisal Munir was then also selected and thoroughly interrogated, after which he accepted his connection to Pak henchmen and his involvement in this terror nexus,” he said. “Faisal announced that he has been in contact with Pak traders for more than two and a half years and has received more than 15 drone-dropped shipments that have been dropped at several locations in Samba and Kathua, including Manyari, Mawa, Hari e Chak, etc .”, he said.
The spokesman said that these shipments were further delivered by him to various locations in Jammu and also in Kashmir valley under the direction of his Pak handler.
“In the disclosure, police seized AK 46 rifles, AK magazines, AK cartridges, pistols, magazines, cartridges, silencers, grenades, scales and gun cleaning supplies, etc.,” he added.
Mukesh Singh, Additional Director General of Jammu Zone, said at a press conference that in Jammu, a militant activist from Doda, namely Bashir Shaizan, who is currently operating out of Pakistan, along with another activist codenamed Albert, in the militancy module destroyed in Jammu , created this module in Jammu and its city Periphery with Faisal Munir from Talab Khatikan as the mastermind who has been in contact with Lashkar-e-Toiba agents for the past two years.
“Fasisal Munir was also involved in the 2000 attack by Amarnath Yatra on Hari Singh High School in Jammu and was arrested and later convicted, and he has been reconnected with LeT for two years,” ADG said.
“Four to five other boys are also part of this Jammu-based module, two of whom have been arrested while few more arrests are yet to be made,” he said, adding that these boys are based in Kathua and Samba and two of them were arrested far are identified as Habib Ahmed and Mian Sohail.
“A month ago, a drone was shot down in Kathua recovering large-scale ammunition, and this Jammu-based module was to receive this shipment,” ADG police said, adding that this module received a number of weaponized drone sorties have and ammunition with one shipment was with them, while the remaining one was sent to Kashmir.
“At the unveiling of Faisal Munir, an AK47 rifle was recovered from his home, eight pistols, eight grenades, a scale and large ammunition,” he said.
“Seven Stickybombs, seven UBGL grenades were previously recovered when the drone was shot down in Kathua last month, while this module had been active in the area for about two years and was even tasked with receiving arms and ammunition shipments carried by a drone was shot down by BSF in June 2020.”
He said that also fifteen pistols seized by the police in Srinagar a few months ago were sent to Kashmir by this module operated by Faisal and so far weapons and ammunition from around ten to twelve drone missions have been seized along with some cash has also been through Drones dropped and distributed evenly among the members of the module.
“A car used by this module to transport weapons and ammunition was also seized,” he said.
He said police also destroyed two modules in Rajouri and Reasi districts. ADGP Singh said that these two modules were created by a militant named Qasim of Mahore Reasi currently operating from Pak with Altaf Hussain and Talib Hussain Shah executed these modules separately with Talib and Altaf from Draj village in Budhal in Rajouri and was arrested.
He said that last year a shell blast took place at the home of BJP leader Jasbir Singh in Khandli in Rajouri, killing a child while injuring many family members and the militancy module led by Altaf Hussain carried out this attack.
“Similarly, the terror module operated by arrested LeT fighter Talib Hussain Shah had received five drone sorties in Rajouri in the last year and they received four AK rifles, eight UBGL grenades, eight Chinese grenades, four pressure mines, six pistols and five remote-controlled ones IEDs, eleven stickybombs, two IEDs weighing 2 kg and 5 kg, of which three AK rifles, eight UBGL grenades, seven Chinese grenades, four pressure mines and IEDs removed were recovered, while of eleven stickybombs, seven were recovered, three used so far and two have yet to be recovered, along with an AK rifle,” he said.
“This module was assigned three tasks including receiving drone-dropped weapons and smuggling them into Kashmir, IED detonations in Rajouri areas and then siding with Kashmiri militants in Pir Panjal,” ADG Police Jammu Zone said .
He further said that Talib Hussain and “his module members have been implicated in five terror cases so far including two explosions in the areas of Kandi police station, a grenade attack on Shahpur Budhal and the shooting dead of a young man Karamat Shah from Targain a few months ago and tried to murdering a man Ranjit Singh from Draj with a pistol a year and a half ago”.
“All the terrorist attacks committed by these two modules in Rajouri have been processed and we have also largely worked out the Katra bus fire case,” ADG Jammu Zone said. (KDC)