Intelligence agencies warn of fidayeen attack on Police personnel

Intelligence agencies warn of fidayeen attack on Police personnel
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New Delhi, Jul 19: The intelligence agencies have given a fresh warning that Zakir Musa aka Zakir Rashid Bhatt is planning a fidayeen attack on the police personnel in Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir. According to reports, Zakir Musa heads militant outfit Ansar Gazwat ul Hind.
As per sources, Musa is sending recruits to Jammu and Kashmir region to prepare for the attack. Reports suggest that Musa’s deputy Rehan has reportedly conducted a recce of the targeted police offices and other important government buildings ahead of the attack. Delhi Police are keeping an eye on all movements in and out of the national capital. Police personnel in Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir areas have also been alerted.
The information has come at a time when intelligence agency had warned that Pakistan based militant groups — Lashkar-a-Taiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) are planning to launch Pathankot style attack on India.
According to reports, the inputs received by the government, a group of at least 10 militants are waiting near launching pads at Kel, Aathmukam, Dudhnihal and Leepa Valley to infiltrate into the valley. Threat also looms on Amarnath Yatra and security for this year’s pilgrimage has already been tightened to thwart any untoward incident.
Last year, Zakir Musa had warned that he will not rest until he liberates “occupied Hindustan.” He also cited an 8th-century example of a Muslim general killing a Hindu king in Sindh to establish Shariah rule. He had also exhorted the Muslims to join the battle to establish Islamic Caliphate again.
Zakir Musa is the most wanted militant operating in Kashmir. He was once reported to have fallen in security forces’ trap, but he managed to escape. He was the commander of Hizbul Mujahideen, but he had to quit after he threatened to behead Hurriyat Conference leaders. Unlike other militants, Musa despises political ‘freedom’ and openly bats for the establishment of the Islamic Caliphate.
Zakir Musa hails from a wealthy family. Most of his brothers and cousins are doctors. He himself was an engineering student in Chandigarh before becoming turning to militancy.