On the instructions of Pakistan's intelligence agency ISI, a conspiracy was hatched to carry out a major attack like Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir. Abdul Rauf Asghar, the brother of Jaish-e-Mohammed's masterminded terrorist Maulana Masood Azhar, was tasked to carry out the conspiracy, which selected four of Jaish's terrorists to carry out the nefarious plan. These militants had infiltrated the Samba sector on the intervening night of November 18-19, after which the security forces killed them in an encounter at Nagrota in the Jammu sector.
Senior sources in the government have made this major disclosure in the Nagrota encounter. Sources said that the handler of these four terrorists was Rauf. Rauf picked four jihadis from Jaish's Shakargarh camp in Pakistan near the Indian border. Along with Rauf, another Jaish terrorist Qazi Tarar was also involved in the conspiracy to attack.
Sources said that a meeting was called at the Jaish headquarters in Bahawalpur. Apart from Rauf and Tarar, Maulana Abu Jundal and Mufti Tausif and ISI officers also attended the meeting. After the initial plan was made at the meeting, Jaish's Shakargarh unit was tasked with the preparations to carry out the plot of this attack. These preparations ranged from the election of terrorists to their training.
The terrorists were also in contact with Jaish's local handler Muhammad Asgar Khan Kashmiri
As the terrorists entered Indian territory, they remained in constant contact with Rauf. Apart from this, these terrorists also kept in touch with Kashmiri handler Muhammad Asghar Khan, who was the local kingpin of Jaish to carry out attacks in the Kashmir Valley.
The training was given for suicide attack
According to sources, these four terrorists were trained in a suicide attack at Jaish's training camp in Shakargarh. They were also trained to do maximum harm in the Kashmir Valley using available explosives.
Took support for drains made in the border areas
Jaish militants used a network of ravines in the border region of the river to penetrate the Samba sector along the Indian border. The four took a truck from Jatwal, six km from Samba, which was going to Kathua in Jammu. The infiltration of Jaish terrorists often takes place between 3-4 am.
All weapons of terrorists remained in Pakistan, time was fixed for everyone
When the security forces stopped the truck in Nagrota, the four terrorists hiding in it started shouting slogans of Allah Hu Akbar, Islam Zindabad, Pakistan Zindabad, and Jaish Zindabad. The security forces asked them to surrender, but it was clear that they had come with the intention of dying on Indian soil. Since his assassination, 11 AK-47 rifles, 23 magazines, 29 grenades, and 10 Under Barrel grenade launchers were found from him. All the weapons were made in Pakistan. GPS systems and Casio watches were also found from them, in which a time was fixed for all the terrorists.
Jaish had his hand in Pulwama as well
The Indian Foreign Ministry summoned a senior diplomat of the Pakistani High Commission on Saturday. Later, the Ministry of External Affairs issued a statement saying that in the past too, Jaish has been carrying out attacks against India. Jaish was also involved in the terrorist attack in Pulwama in February 2019. The massive arms and ammunition recovered from the militants killed in the Nagrota encounter confirm that the terrorists wanted to disturb peace and security in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. These terrorists wanted to disrupt the democratic process of the District Development Council elections to be held especially in Jammu and Kashmir.
Foreign Ministry said Indian security forces foiled the plan of a major terrorist attack on 19 November 2020 in Nagrota, Jammu. Initial reports have revealed that the terrorists killed in the encounter were related to Jaish-e-Mohammed of Pakistan. The United Nations and many countries have imposed a ban against this terrorist organization. The Government of India expresses serious concern about the frequent terrorist attacks of Jaish in the country.