BARAMULLA: Police claimed on Thursday that a Jaish-e-Mohammad module has been busted in Baramulla.
A Pakistani national, said to be a Jaish member, and his five associates have been arrested, deputy inspector general of police (north Kashmir range) Gareeb Das told reporters.
Das said the Jaish militant Mohammad Sadiq Gujar of Sialkot, Pakistan, a teenager, was among the fidyaeen who carried out an attack on an army camp in Tanghdar area of Kupwara on November 25 last year.
Police claimed that Gujar has confessed to this involvement in the Tangdhar attack, adding he had crossed the Line of Control along with three others—Hussain, Malik and Rizwan—on November 24 and was supposed to attack the army camp.
However, while his three accomplices attacked the camp, Gujar had escaped and spent a long time in local forests.
Das said Gujar’s arrest is a major success for the government agencies as he had been planning to set up a base to carry out militant activities.
The other five arrested persons are Sohail Arif Ganie of Shirwani Colony Baramulla; Abdul Rashid Bhat of Drangbal; Javid Ahmad Dhobi of Syeed Karim and brothers Farhan Fayaz and Ehsan Fayaz of Jamia old town Baramulla.