HM ultra was part of hawala network
5 December 2007
The Daily Excelsior
By Sanjeev Pargal
Jammu: Top Hizbul Mujahideen militant Mohd Hayat Bhoru alias Danish, a resident of Chambalwas, Neel, Banihal, who was captured by police from Nagrota the other day was also a part of major hawala network, operating from New Delhi. During his sustained questioning by SOG and police officials for last four days, Bhoru has admitted that a hide- out he had been directed to create by Hizbul Mujahideen ‘divisional commander’, Maqsood Bhat in Bhatindi area along Narwal bypass was to be used by the militants as a hide-out for dumping arms and ammunition besides receiving hawala money. Maqsood Bhat, official sources said, had been asked by Hizbul Mujahideen’s ‘financial chief’ from Banihal-Ramban belt, Riaz Ahmed alias Abu Moosa to stay somewhere on outskirts of Jammu City where he was to be delivered hawala consignments by New Delhi based businessmen through their couriers. The consignments, as per Abu Moosa’s directions, were to be collected from Bhoru by Aiyaz Ahmed, another top Hizbul operative in Banihal and delivered to Moosa. Bhoru, who was taken to Banihal by a joint team of SOG Jammu and police, has identified a number of hide- outs of Hizbul Mujahideen in upper reaches of Neel and other areas. Two hide-outs were destroyed by police last evening and two grenades were recovered from them. Sources said Abu Moosa, Maqsood Bhat, Saifullah and Aiyaz Ahmed, all top militants of Hizbul Mujahideen, operating in Ramban-Banihal belt, had shifted their hide-outs soon after the arrest of Bhoru apprehending that he would expose their places of shelter during interrogation. The SOG and police teams raided the hide-outs where top brass of Hizbul Mujahideen had been staying in Chambalwas upper reaches prior to Bhoru’s arrest. However, all of them had escaped before the police raids, sources said. They added that Bhoru has been brought back from Banihal and will be sent to Joint Interrogation Centre (JIC) tomorrow for sustained interrogation to extract more clues from him. Bhoru, it may be mentioned, was arrested by police on December 2 afternoon when he was on way to Jammu from Banihal in a bus. From his possession, the SOG and police personnel had recovered a pistol, two grenades and ammunition. Sources said efforts were on to identify over ground contacts of Hizbul Mujahideen in City and its outskirts who had to help Bhoru to create hide-outs for the outfit. Their identity was not known to Bhoru but he was told that they will meet him at a food point in Narwal, they added.