Safety and intelligence companies have been put on alert following a disclosure made by the state’s anti-terror squad (ATS) that suspected terror operative, Ahmad Raza (24), arrested by it from Moradabad on August 3, had deliberate a ‘fidayeen’ (suicide) assault on Independence Day (August 15).
ATS officers stated Raza confessed his plan throughout the 14-day custody remand, that may proceed until August 17.
The officers stated they have been nonetheless verifying particulars of the terror plan and added that Raza might be taken to a couple locations in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag and Srinagar the place he had taken up firearms coaching in secret terror camps.
UP ATS additionally shared an in depth press be aware through which its officers shared that on the path of Pakistan primarily based Jaish-e-Mohammed terror operative Waleed, Raza had even bought a US made automated pistol.
The ATS officers stated a .32 bore US make pistol together with journal and 6 reside cartridges, hidden at a secret place close to Raza’s village in Moradabad, had additionally been recovered.
Officers stated he might be taken to Saharanpur to obtain extra details about his nefarious intentions and plans. The ATS stated Raza was allegedly influenced by Hizbul Mujahideen poster boy Burhan Wani and Zakir Musa and was in common contact with a Pakistan-based handler and two Hizbul commanders. He allegedly acquired firearms coaching at two locations in Jammu and Kashmir in 2022 and not too long ago, throughout the month of Ramzan, the officers stated.
Officers stated Raza acquired coaching in secret terror camps in Jammu and Kashmir with assist from Firdaus Ahmad Darr, one other terror suspect arrested by ATS from Anantnag on August 4. Darr can also be presently in ATS custody 14-days until August 19.
ATS officers stated Darr’s uncle Ghulam Ahmad Darr was additionally a terrorist and was killed in encounter with Indian Military in 1994. They stated he was deeply influenced by his uncle and Hizbul Mujahideen’s poster boy Zakir Musa.
The officers Darr had radicalized Ahmad Raza by way of his chats and Jihadi contents supplied to him on chats and recruited him to Hizbul Mujahideen. They stated Darr was in common contact with Pakistani handler Gazi by way of completely different messaging functions and added that Gazi promised Darr to offer a consignment of firearms, ammunitions and explosives to hold out terror actions within the valley and ultimately set up the Sharia regulation in India.
ATS officers stated Darr was additionally requested to recruit individuals throughout the nation for this mission and added that he confessed having undergone firearms coaching in Hizbul camps.