Hizb's Chilling Plans To Strike Revealed

12 April 2008

New Delhi: In a shocking revelation, two Hizbul Mujahideen ultras, who were recently apprehended by the security forces in Doda heights told TIMES NOW about their ugly designs of disrupting democratic process by escalating violence ahead of the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly polls in the region. The Indo-Pak border at Jammu slopes have remained silent for months, thanks to a significant fall in militant incursions. But this might very well be the lull before the storm. Chilling information retrieved from two recently arrested Hizbul ultras revealed sinister plans of creating a surge in cross-border infiltration, especially around the time Jammu and Kashmir goes to the polls in October 2008. Khadim Hussein - Hizbul Commander, Doda said, 'We have been told to remain low till the elections are near and then target leader.' It's a change in the gamelan of the Hizbul Mujahideen. They plan to hoodwink security personnel by avoiding confrontation, but stay hidden, close to LoC. Then in September, the Hizb's plan to sneak across just as campaigning for Jammu and Kashmir election gathers steam. The objective is to target political leaders when they come out in full public view and cause maximum casualties, all to ensure that when election day comes, polling booths stay empty. Mohammad Sharief - Hizbul Militant said, 'During the elections, we were told to use IEDS etc and no let people vote.' These fresh instructions come close on the heels of a statement by Hizb Chief and United Jehadi Council supremo Syed Salahudin who announced that the guns in the Valley won't fall silent unless Kashmir gets its right to self-determination and the threat is like a ticking time bomb for security agencies. Lt General RK Karwal said, 'There are 19 training terror camps and 400 militants about to cross over.' Now with the danger of a disrupted elections looming large, the state's security chiefs know that they have their task cut out. Jammu and Kashmir DGP said, 'Infiltration is continuing and there are inputs that more militants are planning to infiltrate in coming days. This election will be real test for us to ensure free and fear polls and we are that we will take all sorts of measures.' With six months to elections, the countdown has long since started. Taking advantage of ceasefire, Pakistan is consolidating its position, something that is worrying the Indian troops guarding the border. It will not give Pakistan a military edge, but it definitely makes troop movement difficult during time of war.