India Intelligence Report

LeT Deep Inside J&K Admin


The Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) police investigating the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) plot to kill former J&K Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed expressed disbelief to the extent of their penetration of the state apparatus. They revealed that a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) councilor Abdul Wahid Dar and husband of a Congress councilor Shahzada Beig, both LeT operatives met PDP party chief Mehbooba Mufti seeking protection from investigation. While he is not under suspicion, Dar's elder brother works as an assistant in the PDP office. Mufti says that she asked Dar to leave immediately, but police say that Dar was given sanctuary and he made calls to Srinagar. Police have asked Mufti to get Dar to surrender. Mufti may have perjured herself and violated national criminal laws by protecting a wanted criminal and the consequences of these actions are not known. In a major morale booster for the police, a Delhi trial court convicted 2 Pakistani LeT men for 37 bombing incidents in 1997 in various North Indian cities killing 17 and injuring 300 civilians.

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