Baramulla, May 15
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.
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.