Pakistan Army and the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) of Pakistan distribute various terror-related tasks amongst the three top terrorist organisations, namely, Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) and Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) operating in the country. A document exclusively accessed by ANI reveals that a meeting was held at a location in Pulwama last week where the three terror groups were briefed about the responsibilities assigned to them by their masters.
“There is a credible input that terrorists have recently held a joint meeting at an unspecified location in Pulwama in which different operational responsibilities were assigned to different terrorist groups as a future strategy,” the document says.
As per the document, these terrorist organisations are guided by Pakistan and its agencies to carry out the nefarious activities in Jammu and Kashmir and other parts of India.
“JeM has been assigned the responsibility of carrying out the attack along the national highway. LeT has been given responsibility to carrying the attack on interior security installations while as HM has been assigned the task to ensure shutdown and Police/Political killings,” the alert says.
Hizbul Mujahideen has been also asked to create unrest and target local people. These terrorist organisations have been tasked to ensure shutdown in the valley and carry out attacks in case of any positive development, sources said.
In the past weeks, security agencies have received several inputs about possible terror attacks by Pakistan-based groups in retaliation to Centre’s move on Article 370.
“Pakistan-sponsored terrorist outfits, especially Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) and Hizbul Mujahideen have been pressuring people not to carry out their daily chores. They forced people to close shops and petrol pumps, but pumps are open and we have ensured that shops are open wherever people want to open them,” DGP Dilbagh Singh told in September.
Recently, India was on high alert after intel inputs warning of a terror plan to target Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and National Security Adviser Ajit Doval, home ministry sources said on September 26. The ministry had put out an alert to all states following a threat naming 30 major cities. Indian Air Force (IAF) sources had also confirmed a serious security threat to frontline bases following multi-agency inputs.
In fact, the FAFT, in its report released today expressed dissatisfaction with the way Pakistan has been dealing with terrorism. The report had concluded that Islamabad has not taken sufficient measures to fully implement UNSCR 1267 obligations against 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed and other terrorists associated with LeT, JuD among other terror groups.
This observation might come as a major blow to the terror state which faces the threat of being placed on the FATF’s ‘black-list’.