October 2000 News

2 ex-Policemen behind Fidayeen Attack on J-K Army Camp

3 October 2000
The Indian Express

Jammu: Two former special police officials (SPOs) were reportedly behind the Fidayeen attack on the Army camp at Beerwah last month. Senior defence sources identified the two, believed to be ISI moles, as Mushtaq Ahmed Sheikh and his sister Shafiqa. They had reportedly acted as guides to the militants who attacked the Army camp, the officials added. Sources said that the troops seized some arms and ammunition from Sheikh and Shafiqa''s house at Sel village. Both the ex-SPOs are reportedly absconding. Deputy Superintendent of Police, Budgam, Mohammad Ismail. however said that Mushtaq and Shafiqa were no longer working as SPOs as their services had been terminated three to four months ago.


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