JeM Terrorists Planned ‘Something Big’ On 26/11 Anniversary
JeM Terrorists Planned ‘Something Big’ On 26/11 Anniversary Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday held a review meeting with the top security brass, including Home Minister Amit Shah, as it emerged that Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists killed in an encounter on the outskirts of Jammu, were planning a big terror operation on the anniversary of the 26/11 Mumbai attack.
Government sources said NSA Ajit Doval, foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla, and top intelligence officials attended the meeting in which Mr. Modi took stock of the situation. The terrorists were planning “something big” on the anniversary of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, the sources added.
Four suspected Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists were killed and two policemen injured in a gunbattle in Nagrota on Thursday after a truck carrying newly infiltrated militants was intercepted, police had said. Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Jammu, Mukesh Singh, had said after the encounter that the terrorists had come to execute a “big plan” which has now been foiled. A huge cache of arms, ammunition, and explosive material was recovered including 11 AK rifles, 3 pistols, 29 grenades, and 6 UBGL grenades, he said. As per weapon recovery and past instances, it appears that they belong to JeM, he added. Speaking on the sidelines of a function in Srinagar, IGP Kumar said, “For the last few days, Pakistan has increased attempts to infiltrate militants into this side and to disturb the elections for which the process is on. In this context, Jammu Police and security forces have done a good job by neutralizing four Pakistanis (militants). Their (militants’) aim was to come to Kashmir to disturb the election process”.