Main conspirator of pulwama terror attack Mudasir Ahmed Khan eliminated in an encounter with security forces in J&K; 18 terrorists killed by security forces over the last 21 days including 6 top commanders of Jaish-e_Mohammad; Security forces assure they will continue to go after terrorists active in J&K including jaish terrorists.
The security forces have eliminated the mastermind of the February 14 Pulwama terror attack, in which 40 CRPF personnel were martyred. The forces killed Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist Mudasir Ahmed Khan and two other militants killed in the encounter in Tral’s Pinglish area in Pulwama district.
Security forces had launched a cordon and search operation in Pinglish after receiving specific intelligence about the presence of militants in the area.
Mudasir Khan has been identified as the brain behind the audacious terror strike in on February 14. The army has reiterated its commitment to root out terror and its infrastructure from the valley at all costs.
In the last 21 days, security forces have killed 18 terrorists. The fact that 14 out of these were from JeM demonstrates army’s resolve to eliminate JeM’s leadership from Jammu and Kashmir. 8 Pakistani terrorists were among those who were neutralized by the forces.
The CRPF, the force that lost 40 personal in Pulwama attack, has said that the job is not done so far. CRPF has stressed that those involved in the planning and execution of the attack will be neutralized.
Meanwhile the police has put the people who are radicalizing the youth in the valley under a strict vigil and watch. Without divulging details, the forces have said that the efforts have paid off and the recruitment of the forces have come down in the past few months. Some material which was found from the site of encounter will be shared with the National Investigation Agency probing the Pulwama attack.
The Army also said that frustrated by its efforts along the LoC, the Pakistani army is now targeting the civilian population. Lt General Dhillon assured that the Indian army is giving a strong reply and the military installations from where the firing was done on Indian villages has been destroyed in Indian reply.