JK Police Alerts About Sleeper Cells
20 August 2007
The Times of India
Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir police has alerted its counterparts in other states about Pakistan-based militant outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad floating 'sleeper cells' to clandestinely spread its terror network across the country. Based on the data of 650 calls from 3 mobile handsets and 207 calls from a satellite phone owned by slain JeM militant and Ayodhya mastermind Kari Saifullah Akhtar, police found the outfit 'set up the sleeper cells with plans to spread its tentacles in several states and J&K in particular'. 'We are looking into all aspects to help our counterparts in other states launch operations to bust these cells and the Jaish network,' Senior Superintendent of Police Parminder Singh said. Police stumbled upon a number of fake identity cards owned by the LeT divisional commander, photos, matrix sheets and other 'incriminating documents' that pointed to the outfit floating the dormant terror cells, Singh said. 'The slain militant was country coordinator for Jaish operations and in charge of planning and executing terror strikes,' he said.