Published On: Sat, Feb 3rd, 2018

Two Pakistan-trained LeT terrorists nabbed at Wagah-Attari crossing

Jammu: Two Pakistan-trained LeT terrorists from Jammu and Kashmir were arrested soon after they returned to India via the Wagah-Attari border crossing in Punjab with valid passports and visas, police said on Friday.

The said terrorist camps are located near Burma Town, Islamabad

“Baramulla police, army and CRPF have arrested two terrorists who had gone to Pakistan on valid Pakistani visas to obtain arms training there for undertaking terrorist activities in the Valley.

“They had obtained passports specifically for the said purpose. These terrorists of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) were nabbed immediately after returning via Wagah-Attari border before they could formally join the terrorist ranks here in Kashmir,” a police officer said, identifying them as Abdul Majeed Bhat and Mohammad Ashraf Mir, both residents of Baramulla district.

According to police, the duo, on questioning, revealed that they had undergone terrorist training in Pakistan along with large number of Pakistani boys, most of them from its restive Balochistan province and some as 10 years old.

“The said terrorist camps are located near Burma Town, Islamabad and are being run by a terrorist commander operating under code name Hanzala Adanan and Omar. Other terrorists imparting training to young boys are operating with code names Osama,Naveed and Hataf,” said the officer, adding that the arrested terrorists have been given visas by the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi.

Police also said that in the past couple of years, they have unearthed several such modules who lure young boys to Pakistan to get trained and join militancy, and several of these youth have been arrested and some of them killed in gunfights.

“On February 4, 2017, two terrorists namely Azharuddin and Sajad Ahmad got killed in an gunfight in Amargarh, Sopore… both had gone to Pakistan on valid visas to obtain terror training, subsequently joined terrorism here and got killed.

“Our neighbouring nation has resorted to allow movement of terrorists by issuing valid visa to them, as infiltration is now tough after security forces tightened security even more,” J&K DGP SP Vaid said about the development.

“Suhaib Farooq Akhoon of Baramulla also visited Pakistan in August last year, acquired terrorist training in LeT terrorist camp, subsequently went underground and joined militant ranks and is currently active.

“One more terrorst, Abdul Rashid Bhat of Sopore was also arrested on July 17 last year by Baramulla police after he had also gone underground after obtaining training in Pakistan under similar circumstances,” the police officer said.

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