January 2005 News

Revelations By JeM Keep Forces On Tenterhooks

27 January 2005
The Indian Express

Jammu: The revelations made by the arrested Jaish-e-Mohammad tehsil commander about some of his contacts having sneaked into Jammu outskirts to sabotage peace in the region, has sent the security agencies here on tenterhooks. Security agencies have launched a manhunt to nab the local contacts of the Jaish militants, with whose connivance the outfit cadre was planning attacks to disrupt peace during Republic day celebrations and forthcoming local body polls. The revelations in this regard were made by arrested Jaish-e- Mohammad, tehsil commander, from Dachan, Doda, who two-days back was apprehended by Doda Police from Kishtwar area. During interrogation, the apprehended ultra also disclosed of having made plans to kill one of the STF inspector to demoralise police force and also carry out explosions to sabotage peace. Jaish commander during the course of preliminary investigations also revealed names of some of his contacts with whose connivance he was about to carry out attacks in Jammu City and its outskirts. Soon after getting this information, Doda Police alerted the Army and other security agencies in Jammu. Sour ces said search has been conducted in different area to nab the culprits, who are said to have gone underground. When contacted Inspector General Jammu Zone, S.P Vaid said they have apprehended Jaish commander from Kishtwar, who was planning to carry out attacks during R-day celebrations. Vaid however, said because of coordination of different forces they were able to thwart the ugly designs of ultras. Sources said Jaish commander was staying in a rented accommodation to do recce of the area and accordingly plan attack in the coming days. An I-card has also been recovered from his possession. He is said to be using the same to checkmate the security agencies. However, timely raid conducted by the police helped them foil the ugly design of the militant. A senior police officer in Doda-Udhampur Range, said Jaish ultra was apprehended when following specific information they cordoned a house in Kishtwar area. 'We are expecting some breakthroughs in coming days,' he added.


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