Jammu and Kashmir News
Jammu: After the attacks on the security forces in Pampore, the intelligence agencies have warned that the Lashkar-e-Toiba’s (LeT) new operational commander, Majid Zargar, who is based in Kulgam, might be preparing for a fidayeen attack soon.
Some of the Lashkar fidayeens infiltrated the valley a while ago and the same group carried out the Pampore attack. As per the sources, the same group has been directed by their commander Majid Zargar for executing more such attacks on the military throughout the valley.
Meanwhile, the Home Ministry have sounded an alert and asked the armed forces, the state police and the intelligence services personnel to remain vigilant. The ministry has directed all the agencies to ensure better coordination among themselves and fix any loopholes in their joint operations.
According to the intel with the Intelligence agencies, Saturday’s attack in Pampore was organised by Ruhul Amin Dar, a resident of the village of Vissu in south Kashmir’s Qazigund, who has now emerged as a key LeT organiser for the area. The Lashkar commander is supposedly now in charge of one of the two units and preparing for fresh attacks.The attacker has gone underground following the attack and is believed to have driven to a hideout near his native village. He is to be joined by four other fidayeens. These men are a group of elite fighters who were sent across the Line of Control in mid-June.
On Friday, the Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar widely criticized the CRPF saying the he “doubted if the Standard Operating Procedure was being followed properly”. However, security officials in both New Delhi and Jammu & Kashmir have told the Home Ministry that responsibility for securing the CRPF unit’s movement along the highway lay with the Army.