Pak JeM Suicide Bombers Arrested In Jammu

22 December 2008
The Indian Express


Jammu: Three arrested Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists, including a serving soldier of Pakistani army, had planned to launch a suicide attack during the ongoing elections in Jammu and Kashmir, state Director General of Police (DGP), Kuldeep Khoda said in Jammu on Tuesday. 'We had received some strong inputs that terrorists guided from across the border were being asked to launch action in the state in the midst of assembly elections,' he told a press conference. Inputs revealed that terrorists and some separatist groups were desperate to carry out disturbances since the polling process had received overwhelming support from the people, Khoda said. Keeping this in view, all key installations in the state were kept under close surveillance, he said. During a checking operation by Special Operations Group (SOG) of police and CRPF in Gumat area of Jammu city, three suspects were rounded up from a room in Samrat hotel as they failed to justify their presence there on the evening of December 21, the DGP said. Khoda said the suspects had presented themselves before the police by giving fictitious names Akhilesh Prasad, Inder Kumar and Gulshan Kumar, which they used for hotel booking. They also claimed that they were all residents of Delhi.