A Jaish militant, who is believed to be a mastermind in the Pulwama terror attack, was among the three JeM terrorists killed in an encounter with the security forces in Jammu Kashmir’s Tral on Sunday (March 10).
Mudasir Ahmad Khan alias ‘Mohd Bhai’ is suspected to have arranged the vehicle and explosives used in the suicide attack on February 14 which claimed the lives of 40 CRPF personnel.
News agency PTI, quoting officials reported that Khan had been in constant contact with the suicide attacker Adil Ahmad Dar, who rammed an explosive-laden car onto the CRPF convoy. The National Investigative Agency (NIA), which is investigating the Pulwama attack, carried out searches at his residence on February 27.
The 23-year-old terrorist was an electrician with a graduate degree and a resident of Pulwama. He initially joined Jaish as an over ground worker in 2017, but was later drawn into the terror outfit by Noor Mohammad Tantrey , alias “Noor Trali” who is believed to have helped the terror groups in Kashmir Valley, PTI reported.
Mudasir is also believed to be involved in the terror strike at the Army camp in Sunjawan in February 2018, in which six defence personnel and a civilian were killed. Khan was also involved in the Lethpora attack on a CRPF camp in January 2018, which claimed the lives of five CRPF personnel.
Mudasir Ahmad Khan was killed along with the two terrorists in an encounter with security forces in Pinglish area of Tral.
“Pertinently the investigation so far conducted revealed that Mudasir was one of the key conspirators of the recent Pulwama attack,” police said.
“Arms and ammunition including assault rifles were recovered from the site of encounter. All these materials have been taken in the case records for further investigation and to probe their complicity in other terror cases,” the statement added.