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Rs 10 lakh for info on Pakistan-based terrorist: Police

April 3, 2024

Jammu, Apr 2: Jammu and Kashmir police have announced a bounty of Rs 10 lakh on Pakistan based Lashkar-e-Tioba (LeT) terrorist Mohmmad Qasim.

DGP RR Swain said Mohmmad Qasim alias Salman alias Sulliman of Mahore (Reasi) is currently based in Pakistan.

“He is a LeT leader. He has been declared a designated terrorist by the Government of India. We have announced a Rs ten lakh award on Qasim. A poster has been released in this regard,” he said.

Qasim is sending arms and explosive material, cash and narcotics, and is involved in networking in Rajouri and Poonch, he said.

He was involved in the blasts of a bus at Katra and Narwal in Jammu, the DGP said, adding he is involved in luring people, particularly youth, through VPN and PoIP networking.

Police also busted a module of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) in the twin border districts of Rajouri and Poonch, and arrested three out of seven identified members involved in receiving and distributing arms, ammunition, explosives, cash, and narcotics dropped through drones from across the border.

“In a planned manner, Zone police and CIB have identified individuals involved in receiving arms, ammunition, IEDs and narcotics dropped through drones from across the border in Rajouri,” Director General of Police (DGP) RR Swain told reporters here.

“Cases were registered against them and their premises were searched. During the past 24 hours, ten places were searched and seven persons were identified. Three of them were already arrested,” he added.

The DGP said it was proven through evidence that they have received consignments of arms, ammunition, IEDs, cash and narcotics dropped through drones from Pakistan and distributed them further to forward linkages.

Both CID and police worked well in coordination and performed the best groundwork together to bust this module, he said.

Those arrested include notorious OGW in jail under UAPA, Talib Shah’s wife Gulshan Naaz, Imtiyaz Ahmed (both from Kotranka), and Abid Shah of Budhal area, he said, adding that they were involved in receiving material dropped from Pakistani drones.

“We have digital and electronic evidence against them. They were in touch with the mastermind in Pakistan. They have also distributed forward linkages. Forward linkages, to whom they distributed money, are also being investigated,” he said.

The money has come in lakhs and was distributed to several people in small amounts, Swain said, adding that they are categorized as over ground workers (OGWs).

We appeal to youth not to fall into their trap and to report any suspicious activity.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by The Kashmir Monitor staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

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