Suspected LeT Terrorists Ready to Attack But Not Armed, Says IB
Suspected LeT terrorists in J&K readying for an attack on India but are being held back by lack of arms: IB
Ten suspected Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) terrorists in Kashmir are on an assignment to carry out attacks in India, according to an Intelligence Bureau (IB) alert. But the lack of money and weapons is keeping imminent action at bay, IB sources tell The Quint. The agency says they had recently intercepted calls between the J&K based LeT commander Dujana and Pakistan based LeT commander Saifullah Sajid Jutt. These calls were made on 13 March and each lasted for over an hour.
Here are the specifics of calls intercepted by the IB:
- Dujana recently escaped from an encounter site. He was accompanied by ten cadres including Ali, Khalid and Ehsan.
- Over the phone, Dujana requested Sajid to arrange for weapons to execute ‘Ahmad wala kaam’ (terror attack).
- Dujana talks about the shortage of weapons, to a Pak-based commander, adding that there were only four guns available for every ten cadres.
He also mention carrying out an action to snatch weapons.
- On 9 March, Sajid had announced a reward of Rs 1 lakh to associates to snatch Kalashnikov (AK-series) rifles.
- In later phone calls, Sajid instructs Dujana to prepare two associates to collection the consignment (probably weapons).
IB had shared the alert with all states. According to sources in the IB, the possible states on the radar of the terrorists are J&K and its adjoining states as well as the national capital.
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