LeT Cell dismantled in Rajouri-Poonch

Jammu and Kashmir Police has successfully dismantled a cell of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) operating in the twin border areas of Rajouri and Poonch, apprehending three out of seven identified individuals involved in the reception and dissemination of illicit goods.

| Updated: 03 April, 2024 2:41 pm IST
Jammu and Kashmir Police has successfully dismantled a cell of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) operating in the twin border areas of Rajouri and Poonch

JAMMU: Jammu and Kashmir Police has successfully dismantled a cell of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) operating in the twin border areas of Rajouri and Poonch, apprehending three out of seven identified individuals involved in the reception and dissemination of illicit goods.

A poster has been circulated, offering a reward of Rs 10 lakh for the capture of Mohammad Qasim, the mastermind behind the network, believed to be operating from Pakistan.

Director General of Police (DGP) R R Swain informed the press about the coordinated efforts of Jammu Zone Police and CID in identifying individuals engaged in the illegal activities. “Legal actions have been initiated against them, and their premises have been subjected to searches,” he stated.

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Over the past 24 hours, searches were conducted at 10 locations, leading to the identification of seven suspects, with three already apprehended. Swain emphasized the evidence substantiating the receipt and distribution of shipments containing arms, ammunition, explosives, currency, and narcotics via drones from Pakistan.

The arrested LeT operatives, including Gulshan Naaz, Imtiyaz Ahmed, and Abid Shah, were implicated in receiving materials dropped by Pakistani drones.”We possess digital and electronic evidence against them, establishing their communication with the mastermind in Pakistan,” Swain disclosed.

Investigations are ongoing regarding the recipients of the distributed funds, amounting to lakhs, and dispersed among numerous individuals categorized as Over Ground Workers (OGWs).

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The mastermind, Mohammad Qasim alias Salman alias Sulliman, designated as a terrorist by the Government of India, hails from Mahore (Reasi) in Pakistan. Swain announced a reward of Rs 10 lakh for Qasim’s capture, urging the public’s assistance in locating him.

Qasim is responsible for smuggling arms, explosives, currency, and narcotics, and is engaged in networking activities in Rajouri and Poonch. He has been linked to bus bombings in Katra and Narwal, Jammu, and is known to entice individuals, particularly youth, through VPN and PoIP networks.”We urge the youth not to fall prey to their schemes and to promptly report any suspicious activities,” Swain concluded.

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