Mobile towers on list of LeT, says arrested terrorist

Last Updated: Sun, Nov 04, 2012 09:38 hrs

Srinagar: After being involved in burning down some shrines in Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan-based Lashker-e-Taiba (LeT) terror group made attempts to disrupt the communication system in the state by destroying the mobile towers.

The LeT's plan was revealed during interrogation of six terrorists of the group who were arrested by J and K Police last month for setting ablaze shrines and a mosque in Budgam district of central Kashmir, official sources said today.

The interrogation report of Zahoor Ahmed Khan alias Zubair, alleged mastermind behind burning down of Jama Masjid at Narbal and Baba Hanifuddin shirine on July 15 this year, gave a deep insight to the nefarious designs of LeT's plan to instigate protests on one pretext or the other, the sources said.

Khan, who has travelled to Pakistan and Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK) on two occasions in the last one year through Wagah border to meet his brother Wahid Ahmed Rather living at Gashi pur at Muzzafarabad, said he had met one Abdul Wahi Geelani alias Sariya, a recruiter for Lashker, the sources said.

After reportedly brainwashing him, he met top brass of Lashker, including Furqan and Waleed last year who asked him about the reasons behind the failed agitation of 2008 and 2010 and expressed their desire to motivate more Kashmiris boys to fulfil a sinister three-pronged strategy of the terror outfit.

The tasks included damaging of mobile towers, arranging SIM cards on fake identity and destroy shrines and mosques and make attempts to trigger an agitation, Khan is reported to have told his interrogators.

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