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.
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…”
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.
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.