The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Wednesday claimed to have busted a module of Jaish-e-Mohammed by arresting four men, who were allegedly planning to carry out a car-bomb attack on armed forces in Pampore.
“Jaish wanted to carry out a car-bomb attack and the Awantipora police was tracking this module. We have arrested four persons in this regard and have also seized the car that was to be used in carrying out the attack,” Inspector General of Police, Kashmir, Vijay Kumar said.
He said JeM had motivated Sahil Nazir, a BA first-year student, through Telegram and other mobile messaging applications to procure a second-hand car for carrying out the attack. “Using technical as well as human intelligence, police nabbed Sahil, who revealed the plot about the car-bomb attack. Kaiser, Younis, and Yasir Ahmad Wani, who was involved in hatching the plot, have also been arrested,” Kumar claimed, adding that the car was seized from the house of Younis.
The IGP said Sahil has confessed to his involvement and also admitted that he had thrown a grenade at forces in Pampore of Pulwama district on January 25.
Kumar said the police have also arrested an overground worker of Lashkar-e-Toiba and seized 25 kilograms of explosives from his house in Pampore.
“On the instructions of Omar Khanday, who joined the militant ranks last year, the LeT had planned to carry out a suicide attack or an IED blast at the municipal committee building in Pampore,” he added.