Defence experts hail JeM terrorist’s arrest

New Delhi, Feb. 25 (ANI): Defence experts on Thursday hailed the arrest of a Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorist, who was involved in the attack on an army camp three months ago, from Baramulla, saying that it would strengthen India’s stand against terrorism and force Pakistan to act against terrorism emanating from its soil.

“This is a very important arrest. There is a lot of vital information that can be dug out from him. The information will be beneficial for India. This will create more pressure on Pakistan to act against terror,” Defence matters expert, P.K. Sehgal, told ANI.

Terming the arrest as ‘significant’, Defence expert Ranjeet Rai asserted that the interrogation of the arrested terrorist should be strict.

“This is a very significant arrest. The interrogation will be strict. If he is the one to carry out the attack in Tanghdar, then he will speak out. It is sure that these terrorists have sympathizers here,” he said.

Security expert Alok Bansal echoed similar sentiments and said, “Capturing a terrorist alive is an achievement in itself and especially when the terrorist is from Pakistan. It will strengthen India’s proof.”

In a joint operation, the army and the police in Baramulla District of Jammu and Kashmir apprehended a Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorist today for carrying out an attack at an army camp near the Line of Control (LoC) in Tanghdar area of North Kashmir’s Kupwara District three months ago along with his three associates.

Mohammad Sadiq Gujjar, 17, the son of Walid Mohammad Gujjar, is a resident of Sialkot tehsil Dehska in Pakistan.

His three associates Hussain, Malik and Rizwan were killed inside the Army camp at Tanghdar on November 25.

Gujjar was part of four Fidayeen who carried out attack on the Army camp in Tanghdar on November 25 last year.

Coming from a well-off farmer family in Sialkot, Gujjar has five brothers and two sisters.

He was lured by his school friend into militancy, who is also a JeM militant.

He received three months training in JeM camp where he was motivated for Jihad besides arms training. (ANI)

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