A major attack by the Jaish-e-Mohammed terror group has been averted in Srinagar ahead of the Republic Day, Srinagar police said on Thursday.
The Police said they have arrested five terror suspects in this connection and recovered a major haul of explosives from their possession. The suspects were identified as Aijaz Ahmed Sheikh, Umar Hameed Sheikh, Imtiyaz Ahmed Chikla, Sahil Farooq Gojri and Naseer Ahmed Mir, all residents of Hazratbal.
J&K Police: Srinagar Police has busted Jaish-e-Mohammad terror module, averted major terror attack planned on 26th January and worked out 2 earlier grenade attacks. 2 terrorists have been arrested pic.twitter.com/LvnTJeGSXd— ANI (@ANI) January 16, 2020
In a major success the Srinagar Police busts Jaish Module.— J&K Police (@JmuKmrPolice) January 16, 2020
Two grenade blasts in Hazratbal area worked out. Major attack averted ahead of Republic Day.Five terror operatives arrested.Huge Expolsive material recovered.
Police said they were also responsible for two grenade attacks in Hazratbal area recently.
The terror plot came to light at a time when the Jammu and Kashmir government is in the process of lifting restrictions put in place in the Valley since August 5, when the centre had scrapped the erstwhile state's special status under Article 370 and bifurcated it into two union territories. While the administration says that it is gradually restoring Internet connectivity in the region, several opposition politicians placed under detention back then have already been released.