Jammu and Kashmir
SRINAGAR, MARCH 16: The Jaish-e-Mohammad’s Pakistani militant who was arrested in Baramulla last month had not only managed to acquire a fake Aadhaar card but had also stayed at the J&K Police facility for three days.
The 18-year-old Mohammad Sidiq Gujjar, alias Shahid, a resident of Sialkot in Pakistan, was arrested during an operation on February 24 and 25 on the outskirts of Baramulla. He was part of the Jaish’s four-member fidayeen squad which carried out an attack on an Army installation in Tangdhar, Kupwara, in November last year.
A senior police officer said that the fake Aadhar card of Indian nationality for Gujjar was prepared in the frontier district of Kupwara by a computer operator.
Born in 1998 at Galotia Kalan in Sialkot, Gujjar was motivated by a friend, Abdul Razzaq, to join the Jaish outfit after passing Class IX, being a minor he easily got motivated for jihad to seek Jannat thereafter. He later joined the Balakote training camp (Syed Shah Ismail Shaheed Madrassa ) wherein he started receiving training in two phases, said a police report accessed by the local daily.
Later he went training under a senior militant of Jaish, Gori Fazal Shah. Besides arms and ammunition, he had received specialised training in handling GPS devices, wireless communication devices and map reading. After completing the training, he was allowed to meet his 10-member family at Galotia Kalan for two or three days.
He was then send to a launching pad at Kundal Shahi in PoK from where he along with his three associates Hussain, Mavia and Rizwan during the intervening night of November 24 and 25, 2015, infiltrated into India and reached Tangdhar Army Camp in the wee hours of November 25, and attacked battalion headquarters of the 3/1 Gorkha Rifles unit in which a civilian was murdered,” the report added.
A police officer said Gujjar being the youngest of the attackers was asked by the other members of the group to flee after attacking the army base.
His three associates before getting killed instructed Gujjar to launch another massive attack in the Kashmir valley and establish the Jaish base for furtherance of terrorist activities in the Kashmir valley, the report said.
After staying in forests of Kupwara for two months, Gujjar met with a person who owns a computer shop at Kupwara market, who helped him get an election card and an Aadhar card, which helped him roam freely in Kashmir.
Police confirmed that the owner of the computer shop is already a notorious person and has been involved in various stone-throwing incidents and anti-national activities.
All five associates of Gujjar in Baramulla were arrested by the police.