A high alert has been sounded after it came to light that the Hizbul Mujahideen has hatched a plan to kill a top minister in Jammu and Kashmir. Chatter that was picked up suggested a plan being hatched by the terror group to kill a minister to avenge the probe being conducted by the National Investigation Agency.
From his den in Muzzafaraba, Pakistan occupied Kashmir, Syed Salahuddin the supreme commander of the Hizbul Mujahideen has rejected the peace talk offer made by India.
The don of heff, Waseem Shah was killed in an encounter on Saturday. Shah was part of the Burhan Wani group when he signed up as a terrorist. However following the death of Wani, he switched over from the Hizbul Mujahideen to the Lashkar-e-Tayiba. Loading ad
In a major operation, Abdul Qayoom Najar, the longest surviving Hizbul Mujahideen commander and most dreaded terrorist of the Valley was shot dead by the Indian Army in an encounter at Uri near the Line of Control.
The Indian Army and Kashmir police had waited long to get their hands on Abdul Qayoom Najar, the longest surviving Hizbul Mujahideen commander in the Valley. His return to Kashmir from Pakistan was a worry for the agencies. Najar was on Tuesday gunned down by the security forces at Uri.
He is an Indian agent reads one poster in Shopina, Jammu and Kashmir. This is a poster put up by the Hizbul Mujahideen in which it blames Zakir Musa for helping Indian forces kill its men.
Mohammad Bin Qasim is the new operational chief of the Hizbul Mujahideen. The decision to name him chief was taken after Yasin Itoo, a member of the Burhan Wani faction was killed in an encounter with security forces earlier this week.
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has received a terror threat. The Intelligence Bureau reported that a threat had been received by Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday. An analysis of the threat suggests that the same was issued by Zakir Musa who had recently fallen out with the Hizbul Mujahideen. A security review would be undertaken in the wake of this threat being issued.
In a fresh warning, Zakir Musa, has warned institutions in Kashmir against forcing girls from taking part in Independence Day celebrations. Musa who had broken away from the Hizbul Mujahideen to form an outfit affiliated to the al-Qaeda said a principle of an educational institution was “forcing” girls to participate in the parade on August 15 celebrations on India’s Independence Day at Bakshi Stadium Srinagar.
The Lashkar-e-Tayiba has overtaken the Hizbul Mujahideen in terms of strength in the Kashmir Valley. Out of the 250 odd terrorists present in the Valley, at least 140 belong to the Lashkar-e-Tayiba.