JeM to carry out another round of Pathankot-style attacks, says military intelligence report

The terror organisation Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) has started marking North Indian cities in order to carry out a spate of Pathankot-style terror attacks, reported The Times of India.

The above statement is a part of a report sent by the military intelligence to the state government of Punjab on 18 May. The report also claims that JeM is getting help from Pakistan's Inter Service Intelligence (ISI) and The Indian Mujahideen (IM).

 JeM to carry out another round of Pathankot-style attacks, says military intelligence report

Representational image of Pathankot airbase. PTI

The report specifically mentions that the JeM commander Awais Mohammed, who has been given the task of carrying out the attacks, is expected to visit Malaysia, from where he will obtain a fake Malaysian passport to enter India.

Three new JeM 'offices' in Pakistan's Punjab, Pakhtunkhwa and Balakot have been opened while the old ones in Kohat and Hazara are being revived, says the report.

This news surfaced at a time when a court on Tuesday sent three JeM suspects to 14 days of judicial custody accused for planning terror attacks in Delhi and nearby areas.

Additional Sessions Judge Reetesh Singh had remanded the three: Mohammed Sajid, Shakir Ansari and Sameer, to judicial custody till 6 June after Delhi Police told him that accused are no longer required for further custodial interrogration.

The three were therefore presented before court, after the expiry of their earlier police custody remand.

Sajid, one out of the three arrested, is said to be one of the most wanted terrorists. His hand got burnt while preparing a bomb sometime ago. He was arrested from Gokulpuri in east Delhi on 4 May.

The other two arrested are Shakir and Sameer. They too were said to be directly linked to JeM, which was blamed for the 2 January attack on the Indian Air Force base in Punjab’s Pathankot.

According to police, the three were active and plotting to target “sensitive and crowded” areas in the national capital. They were being closely observed by security and intelligence officials, before they were busted in separate raids carried out in parts of Delhi and neighbouring Uttar Pradesh. An IED was also recovered in the raid.

(With inputs from IANS)

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Updated Date: May 25, 2016 13:48:11 IST