New Delhi: In a massive revelation, highly placed government sources tell that out of the 66 terrorists killed in Jammu and Kashmir this year, 27 belonged to Pakistan-based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed, including the 19 who were involved in the Pulwama terror attack– were gunned down within 45 days of the uneventful February 14. Also Read - Bomb Scare Near Mukesh Ambani's House: Home Ministry Hands Over Probe to NIA
The sources say, “Within 45 days of the Pulwama attack, entire Jaish team involved in the attack neutralised through a combination of technical and human intelligence-based operations. This also includes arrest and deportation of Jaish cadre who were involved in the operation in any way…” Also Read - 5 Members Of Hindu Family Found Dead in Pakistan's Multan With Throat Slit
After the Pulwama attack, four Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists who were directly involved in the dastardly terror siege in south Kashmir that killed 40 CRPF personnel, were killed and some others arrested soon after. Also Read - Pakistan PM Imran Khan Wins Trust Vote in National Assembly
The security forces are beileved to have acted on the input recieved by some 40 on ground Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) workers in the Kashmir vally.
One of the biggest developments in the probe of Pulwama terror attack is that the NIA has now in its custody two terrorists- Nisar Ahmed Tantray and Sajjad, who are believed to have aided the suicide bomber Aadil Ahmed Dar.
Sources say that Tantray had helped Aadil Ahmed Dar procure a vehicle and load it with improvised explosive devices, with the help of one Yasir, a Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist.
JeM chief Masood Azhar took responsibility for the Pulwama terror attack carried out against Indian security personnel on February 14, wherein an explosives-laded SUV rammed a CRPF bus and killed all 40 onboard.