New Delhi: Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar has been moved to a safe hideout in Pakistan‘s Bahawalpur, sources in the Indian intelligence agencies claimed. Besides, a three-layer security has also been provided to the terrorist to protect him. “Azhar was moved from Rawalpindi to Kothgani near Bhawalpur on either February 17 or February 18,” sources further claimed. Also Read - India to be Renamed 'Bharat'? Twitter Uses Harpic as Eyedrop to Undo Watching News, Asks Supreme Court to Sort Priorities Amid COVID-19 And Migrant Crisis
If reports are to be believed, terrorist leaders Syed Salahuddin and Masood Azhar also held meetings on February 16 and 21 in the vicinity of Islamabad. Both the meetings were held to discuss the future course of action and to shift most of the launch pads in the aftermath of Pulwama terror attack that claimed lives of 40 CRPF jawans Also Read - George Floyd Murder: Gandhi Mahal Restaurant in Minneapolis Set Ablaze Amid Protests Yet Owner Only Wants Black Man's Murderers Behind Jail
The latest development comes on a same day when the European Union asked Pakistan to take “clear and sustained” actions against terrorist groups, and not only the UN-listed but also the group that claimed responsibility for the Pulwama terror attack. Also Read - PIA Plane Crash: Rs 1.4 Crore in Cash Recovered From Wreckage of Aircraft
Notably, India had raised demands of a strong action against the Pakistan based terror group, which claimed responsibility for the ghastly Pulwama attack.
It had strongly reiterated its appeal to all members of the international community to support the proposal to list terrorists, including JeM chief Masood Azhar, as a designated terrorist under the 1267 Sanctions Committee of the UN Security Council, and to ban terrorist organisations operating from territories controlled by Pakistan.
At least 40 CRPF personnel were killed on February 14 in one of the deadliest terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir when a Jaish suicide bomber Adil Ahmed Dar rammed a vehicle carrying over 100 kg of explosives into their bus in Pulwama district that also left many critically wounded.