Jammu and Kashmir Police have arrested three militant associates of Lashkar-e-Toiba outfit in connection with the investigations into the Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) cases reported last month in Rajouri district.
“As the police was investigating Dangri killing case, in the meantime the IED planting cases in the region were also reported which become as major challenge for the security forces,” a senior police official said.
He added that the intelligence grid was activated across district while local people also cooperated that led the arresting of three Lashkar-e-Tobia Militant associates.
He said that on January 8, security forces had destroyed an IED that was found from a village in Budhal area of Rajouri following which another IED based on pressure mechanism and time device was found near GMC Rajouri but timely act of security forces led the detection of the IED and the plan of the militants was foiled.
He said during the investigation it came to fore that these IEDs were sent from across border to disrupt peace here.
“As the future investigation was initiated in these cases, one suspected identified as Majid Dar of Khavra was picked up by the police for questioning,” the DIG said, adding that two more people including Zuhaib Khan and Mohammad Jabbar were also arrested later.
The officer further said that Jabbar was in contact with handlers from across the border who were giving him directions regarding every plan to disturb peace.
“IEDs consignment being sent from across border were received by him and had taken the same to several areas of Rajouri to disturb peace in the region,” he said.
Though this module which is associated with Lashkar-e-Tobia, many more IEDs were also recovered by the police, said an official adding that their further network will be busted very soon as the investigation into the cases are in progress.