The Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) terrorists behind Monday’s assault on a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) road-opening get together in Jammu and Kashmir have been recognized, a senior police officer mentioned at present. The terror assault within the Union Territory’s Nowgam space on the Jammu-Srinagar nationwide freeway on Monday had killed two CRPF personnel and injured three.
“We have identified the terrorists behind the attack. They are from the Lashkar, led by a Pakistani terrorist named Saifullah. We are on the job and they will be neutralised soon,” Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kashmir Zone Vijay Kumar mentioned.
He was chatting with reporters after the wreath-laying ceremony of the 2 CRPF jawans, who had been killed within the assault.
“Two terrorists came on a scooter, most probably from the Pampore side, and opened indiscriminate firing from an AK rifle,” the IGP mentioned.
He admitted that the module of the Pakistan-based terror outfit had carried out an assault earlier within the Chadoora space of the Budgam district as nicely, by which an assistant sub-inspector of the CRPF was killed.
“We are conducting operations and soon, they will be neutralised,” the officer mentioned.
Responding to a query on terrorists utilizing two-wheelers to hold out the assaults, Vijay Kumar mentioned it’s straightforward for them to maneuver round on motorbikes on roads the place the car motion is heavy.
“We cannot check every vehicle. Vehicles are checked based on information mostly. Checking every vehicle will cause traffic jams,” he mentioned.
The IGP sought to guarantee folks, saying there is no such thing as a have to panic and “the situation is under control”.
On using digital cellphone numbers by terrorists, he mentioned this expertise is a trigger for concern however it has been used for subversive actions for years now.
“Virtual numbers have remained challenging since the beginning. It is challenging across the world. We are trying to find technological answers,” Mr Kumar mentioned.