- Security agencies identified those terrorists who had created panic in Kashmir
- The terrorists also include 25-year-old gangster Basit Ahmad Dar, a resident of Kulgam.
- TRF is believed to be a front organization of the banned Lashkar-e-Taiba
Security agencies in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday identified terrorists who are believed to be behind the killing of civilians in the city last week. The terrorists also include their 25-year-old leader Basit Ahmad Dar, a resident of Kulgam in South Kashmir. The officials gave this information. Officials said Dar, who went missing from his house in Redwani in Kulgam district in April, was under investigation earlier as he had worked with self-styled godman Abbas Sheikh of The Resistance Front (TRF).
The TRF is believed to be a front organization of the banned Lashkar-e-Taiba. According to officials, Dar and three other youths were part of a four-member terror squad that carried out attacks on civilians in the city. Among them, a 20-year-old youth and Mehran Shalla, a resident of Nawa Kadal in the city, and Adil, another youth, have also been named. Officials said the group was involved in the murder of Kashmiri Pandit drug tycoon Makhan Lal Bindru, school headmistress Supinder Kaur and teacher Deepak Chand.
‘It is hidden, these people are together’
Officials said the security agencies after collecting CCTV footage from all the locations and traced the group responsible for the killing of civilians, especially minorities. Officials said Dar was hiding somewhere and Mehran and others were with him. It is said that Dar took over the leadership of TRF after the death of Abbas Sheikh, one of the oldest face of militancy in the Valley.
This group is behind the murder of Virendra Paswan
Sheikh was killed in an operation by the army this year. Sheikh was behind the murder of jeweler Satpal Nischal earlier this year, prompting security forces to conclude that the same group could be behind the killing of Virendra Paswan, who are known for playing ‘golgappa’ and ‘chaat-papri’ in the Valley. ‘ He used to earn his livelihood by selling.