Baramulla, May 15
As per the information confirmed by the Army Major Gen GOC Js Nain of 19 Infantry Division, Fidayeen Trainers from Pakistan crossed border to enter Kashmir where they intend on recruiting the local youth training for carrying out suicide attacks in the state. During this one-of-a-kind infiltration one of the trainers was arrested.
The Army arrested Abdul Rehman, alias Saad, who hails from Poonch, in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir from the Hajibal area of Baramulla. He is reported to be one of the four trainers of Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad who were sent to Kashmir to recruit youths for carrying out Fidayeen attacks. Preliminary investigations revealed that the terrorist was trying to incite the local youths for carrying out suicide attacks.Saad had got training under the ISI at Balakot camp in Pakistan for four months before sneaking across the Line of Control in the Machil sector of Kupwara along with four other militants in January this year. After spending about two months in forests, the group divided itself into smaller sub-groups.Confirmed by the officials, Rehman was assigned the task of establishing a Jaish module and recruit local youths for fidayeen attacks in Baramulla and Sopore towns.
The army was monitoring their movements and nabbed him at the appropriate time.
There is, however, an outrageous new finding that has come to the fore. Major Gen. Nain said an Aadhaar card was recovered from Rehman’s possession in the name of Shabir Ahmad Khan and if the card turns out to be genuine, it is a “matter of concern” for the security agencies.
In fact, the Army official said each of the five terrorists were given an Aadhaar card when they entered the Valley.
Currently under joint interrogation by the Army and police, vital leads about the operation are expected to be revealed soon.