The particular operations group (SOG) of the Jammu and Kashmir Police arrested 5 overground staff of the banned proscribed Lashkar-e-Taiba in Jammu because the probe right into a terror financing module busted final month continued, inspector basic of police of Jammu area, Mukesh Singh mentioned Saturday.
Singh didn’t say when the 5 males had been arrested however it got here within the run as much as Independence Day celebrations.
The arrested males have been recognized as Tauqeer Ahmad Batt, Asif Batt, Khalid Latief Batt, Ghazi Iqbal and Tariq Hussain Mir. All of them hail from Doda.
On July 19, a group of the SOG Jammu had apprehended one Mubashir Farooq Batt with consignment of 1.5 lakh of Indian rupees meant for hawala transaction. The cash was hid in a tiffin field.
“Throughout investigation of the case, SOG Jammu apprehended 5 extra suspects concerned within the module. They’ve admitted their involvement within the case,” mentioned Singh.
The IGP additionally mentioned that every one the six accused had been in touch with their handler in Pakistan recognized as Mohammad Amin Batt who additionally makes use of aliases of Haroon Khubaib. Amin is the son of Dawood Batt of Kathawa, Thathri in Doda.
“He remained a district commander of the LeT in Doda and exfiltrated to Pakistan in 2007,” mentioned the officer.
“All of them had been tasked to establish naïve and gullible youth for recruitment in terror ranks, offering logistics and strengthening LeT cadre within the area, sharing details about presence of safety forces and their essential places to Pakistani handlers, transportation of arms and ammunition from one location to a different and distributing cash among the many households of energetic and deceased terrorists,” he added.
Throughout questioning of all of the six overground staff police discovered that they obtained an quantity of Rs 12,19,704 via completely different means on completely different events as a part of this module.
Throughout interrogation of a suspect recognized as Mohammad Irfan Khan of Bijarni in Doda, it got here to fore in early July that he together with two of his associates Ghazi Iqbal and Amir Batt had hoisted the Pakistani flag at Lal Draman in Doda.
“They had been tasked by their Pak handler Haroon to take action. It has been additional corroborated by Ghazi Iqbal, who admitted that he had obtained a name from Haroon for hoisting the Pakistani flag and subsequently he bought fabric from a neighborhood store at Doda city and stitched that flag by himself,” mentioned the officer.
On August 5, on the disclosure of Tariq Hussain Mir, SOG Jammu recovered three extra tiffin containers from his home which contained Rs 40,700, which he had obtained as consignment on completely different events from Pakistani handlers as a part of this module, mentioned the IGP.
“The involvement of 4 accused from Kashmir has additionally surfaced. Furthermore, it has come to note that the module has its hyperlinks in Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab as properly,” he mentioned.
Additional investigation into the case is underway to unearth terror financing channels and overground staff community used for offering monetary assist and motivating youth to hitch terror outfits in Jammu and Kashmir, Singh mentioned.