Pulwama Mastermind Zeroeyed by the Security Agencies
In one of the most successful break-through, Security Agencies have killed the mastermind of the Pulwama Bomb attack on 14 Feb in which 40 CRPF Jawans were martyred. Abdul Rasheed Ghazi alias Kamran has been killed in an encounter that lasted 12 hours long along with another militant Hilal Ahmed. The two were the top brass of Jaish-e-Mohammad militant group. 55 Rashtriya Rifles, 2 batallions of CRPF and SOG of J&K Police carried out the encounter. In the encounter Rahtriya Rifles suffered huge loss when 01 Major and 3 Jawans lost their life. Security Agencies are claimed to have blown up the housewhere the Militants were hiding. One civilian also lost his life. The encounter lasted for 12 hours which started just after midnight yesterday. Major VS Dhaondyal, Havaldar Shivram, Sipoy Hari Singh and Sipoy Ajay Kumar gained martyrdom in the encounter. On Saturday Major Bisht lost his life while diffusing an IED. They are few among others who have lost their lives in Kashmir valley. Abdul Rasheed Ghazi who was Afghan War veteran and IED specialist, was the ‘Chief Operational Commander’ of the Jaish-e-Mohammad group which has claimed the responsibility for Pulwama Bomb attack. He was a close aide of Jaish-e-Mohammad Chief Maulana Masood Azhar. Ghazi had been recruiting and training terrorists in the Kashmir against India. Agencies were trying to nab him for years but due to his frequent moves from Village to village for recruitment he couldn’t be caught. Hilal Ahmed was a Bomb specialist of the Jaish-e- Mohammad group. It is claimed that 19 year Adil Ahmed Dar, who rammed his vehicle in CRPF Bus, was recruited and trained by Abdul Rasheed Ghazi. Adil Ahmed Dar had joined him in 2018.