RAWALAKOT: At least three RAW agents, including the mastermind of Abbaspur bomb blast, were arrested during a search operation in Rawalakot, Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).
Rawalakot DIG Sajjad Hussain said: “We have arrested three terrorists—Khalil, Imtiaz, and Rashid. All three individuals were paid agents of the Indian intelligence agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW). The terrorists disclosed that Indian army officers and RAW officers—Major Ranjeet, Major Sultan, and one more officer—were in touch with the arrested individuals.”
DIG Sajjad further stated that the mastermind was tasked to attack the Combined Military Hospital and sabotage the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project.
Suspect Khalil revealed during questioning that he crossed over the Line of Control (LoC) around 14 to 15 times.
The senior police official said, “He was given an improvised explosive device (IED) which, when planted at the police station in Abbaspur, luckily, only caused damage to the building and did not result in any casualties.”
Police said Khalil was given Rs500,000 for that task, with some initial payment already made to the terrorist.
The DIG added, “Investigation is underway. Police and intelligence agencies are still carrying out the operation in Abbaspur and Zila Bagh as part of Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad.”