Police Thursday claimed to have busted a Jaish-e-Mohammad module in north Kashmir’s Baramulla town with the arrest of six militants, including a Pakistani fidayeen. The police identified the Pakistani militant as Mohammad Sadiq of Sialkot.
Sadiq, the police said, was part of a four-member fidayeen squad that had crossed the Line of Control and attacked an Army camp at Tanghdar last November. Three of his associates were killed, but he managed to escape and ended up in Baramulla.
During interrogation, Sadiq reportedly revealed details about the attack, his handlers and the people who helped him in Kupwara and Baramulla districts. “Based on information that a Pakistani fidayeen militant had entered the town, multiple operations were launched in and around Baramulla by joint teams of police, CRPF and Army. After sustained operations he was overpowered near Kanispora and apprehended. Five of his associates were also arrested,” a police spokesperson said.
The five associates were identified as Sohail Arif, Rashid Rasool Bhat, Javid Ahmad Dhobi, Farhan Fayaz and Ehsan Fayaz, all residents of Baramulla town.