Ground Report | New Delhi: Masood Azhar’s relative; Top Pakistani militant commander and Jaish chief Masood of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), one of the terrorists killed in an encounter between terrorists and security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on the morning of July 31 Azhar was a relative of Masood Azhar.
Police said that the biggest Pakistani terrorist associated with the banned terrorist organization Jaish-e-Mohammed, Lambu was killed in the encounter. The identity of the second terrorist is being ascertained.
Police said, “Mohammed Ismal Alvi alias Lambu was a member of Masood Azhar’s family and was involved in the plot of the February 2019 Pulwama terror attack in which 40 CRPF personnel were martyred.” (Masood Azhar’s relative)
Police said Lambu alias Adnan Lethpora was involved in the conspiracy and planning of the Pulwama attack and is named in the charge sheet submitted by the NIA.
“Saifullah alias Adnan alias Lamboo was active for the past few years in south Kashmir. Based on an input generated by the police, boys from Victor Force launched an operation in the dense woods of Dachigam area of Pulwama on July 27. Given the fact that weather was inclement, so all cautions were taken,” GoC 15 Corps said.
He said that today morning, contact was established with the militants and in the ensuing encounter, Jaish’s IED expert, who was also a highly trained militant, was killed along with his associate.
“He has been responsible for carrying out many attacks, recruiting young boys and brainwashing them. He would also give weapons and training to the new recruits,” GoC 15 Corps said.
Speaking on the occasion, IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar said that Lamboo alias Adnan alias Saifullah is a relation of Jaish chief Masood Azhar and had infiltrated into this side of Kashmir in 2017.
“There were 14 FIRs registered against him and he was the mastermind and main accused in the February 14, 2019 Lethpora fidayeen attack,” the IGP said. “In total, there are 19 accused. Seven have been arrested and with Lamboo seven have been killed. Five are still absconding.” He said that in its chargehseet, NIA had also named Lamboo.
The IGP said that Lamboo was involved in the killing of SPO Fayaz Ahmed, his wife and daughter in Tral recently. In his address, GoC of south Kashmir based Victor Force Rashim Bali said Lamboo had been fleeing from the cordons by taking advantage of civilians and in today’s operation too, he tried to take cover of two women.