Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a security review meeting with top security brass today, after reports emerged that Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists were planning a big terror attack on the anniversary of 26-11 Mumbai terror attack. Home Minister Amit Shah, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla, and top intelligence officials attended the meeting to take stock of the situation.
The information of the ‘big terror attack’ plan of the terror group was obtained after the Nagrota encounter in Jammu and Kashmir yesterday, where four terrorists were killed by security forces. The encounter had broken out at the Ban toll plaza in Jammu’s Nagrota where security forces had laid a road block after receiving information that suspected terrorists were hiding at the location. Following a gun-fight that went for several hours, 4 terrorists were killed, while one soldier was injured.
The encounter started after terrorists had open fire on security forces when the vehicles were being checked. After firing on the security forces, the terrorists had fled towards the nearby forest, where the encounter took place.
The terrorists were travelling on a truck carrying apple towards the Kashmir valley, and truck was intercepted near the Ban toll plaza on Jammu-Srinagar national highway in Nagrota area based on specific input about the movement of terrorists. A huge cache of arms and explosives were recovered from the truck after the encounter.
11 AK-47 Rifles, 3 Pistols, 29 Grenades and other devices were recovered from the slain terrorist. Along with this, medicines with Pakistani markings were also found, proving that the terrorists came from Pakistan. According to a tweet by IGP Jammu, the quantity of weapons and type of medicines indicates that it was a fresh infiltration and the terrorists were suicide attackers.
Based on the materials and document recovered from the terrorists, intelligence analysts have concluded that Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists were planning a major terror attack on the anniversary of the 26/11 Mumbai attack.