September 2005 News

Unveiled: Pak Army At It Again

26 September 2005
The Times of India

Handwara: Is it a case of the right hand not knowing what the left is up to? Or is it a contrivance schemed by all? Notwithstanding Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf's claims of his country not being involved in supporting militancy in J&K, evidence suggests his army is busy pushing terrorists into the Valley. Sources in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) said a group of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants sneaked into the Valley through Uri sector on the night of September 7-8 with the help of Pakistan Army. In fact, in the last nine months, about 50 militants belonging to Al-Badr, LeT, Jaish-e-Mohammad and Hizbul Mujahideen have crossed over to India. Reports reaching here said a group of 60 LeT militants had assembled at Kherati Bagh in Pakistan- occupied Kashmir and about the same number at Changniya from where they would be shifted by Pakistan Army personnel to Sharief camp in Nakote, to facilitate their entry into the Kashmir Valley. The task of sending militants into Kashmir is being looked after by the 2- Baloch group of the Pakistani Army, which under the pretext of surveillance at the border, studies the movement of Indian troops and instructs militants on when and where to move, the sources said. The Pakistan Army's involvement is evident from the fact that it prevented militants from crossing over in July on detecting heavy presence of Indian troops on the border at that time. 'About 10-12 Pakistan Army personnel of 2-Baloch, in the first week of July this year, received militants in Yaduri area on LoC near Handwara in Kupwara district of north Kashmir, but did not allow them to cross over, owing to the presence of Indian Army on the mountains,' a source said.


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