<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Tuesday said the force is ready to eliminate terrorists infiltrating Kashmir from across the border a day after Indian forces killed Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar’s nephew in Pulwama district.General Rawat said security forces also seized an assault rifle which NATO forces use in Afghanistan from the three terrorists which indicated Pakistan was aiding terror operations in Kashmir.Rawat said it is clear that terrorists are getting support from across the border.Based on ground intelligence, agencies have warned security forces that Pakistan army along with terror groups and ISI has stepped up attempts to infiltrate and carry out attacks in Kashmir to derail efforts of special representative Dineshwar Sharma.”It doesn’t matter if he is Masood Azhar’s nephew or anyone else,” he said.Talha Rashid, was killed along with two other terrorists in the gun fight which also claimed the life of one Indian soldier.He added that the aim of the forces was to neutralise terrorists irrespective of where they came from.”If any terrorists carry out activities that put the life and property of our citizens at risk, if they target any building, police station or Army, they are troubling the citizens. Our attempt is to neutralise whoever is involved in terror activities,” he said.While there has been an escalation of violence in the last one year, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday said that the number of stone pelting incidents have come down as a result of choking of funds after demonetisation.DNA reported on Monday that intelligence inputs indicate that two days after the announcement of Sharma’s appointment on October 23, Syed Salauddin who heads the United Jihad Council, an umbrella group of terror organisations active in Kashmir in a meeting on October 25 gave instructions to plan a massive infiltration with the help of Pakistani army.According to the intelligence inputs his instructions were that 45-50 terrorists should infiltrate India and carry out strikes aiming to disrupt any efforts for a dialogue.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Pakistan army, along with terror groups and ISI, has stepped up attempts to infiltrate and carry out attacks in Kashmir to derail efforts of special representative Dineshwar Sharma to initiate talks in the conflict-hit state, intelligence inputs shared with top security officials suggest.According to ground intelligence two days after the announcement of Sharma’s appointment on October 23, Syed Salauddin, who heads the United Jihad Council, an umbrella group of terror organisations active in Kashmir, in a meeting on October 25 gave instructions that 45-50 terrorists should infiltrate India and carry out strikes aiming to disrupt any efforts for a dialogue.ISI and Pakistani army officials were also present in the conference held in Muzaffarabad, according to reports based on human and technical intelligence shared with top officials in the security establishment.Sharma, a former Intelligence Bureau chief, reached Srinagar on Monday to begin talks with all stakeholders.The Centre decided to initiate talks with all stakeholders in Jammu and Kashmir hoping to restore peace by appointing Sharma as a “special representative for a sustained dialogue” following a prolonged period of violence in the state over the last one year.The separatist Hurriyat Conference has already rejected the offer of any talks through the interlocutor.In another instance, at a meeting of 3 PoK Brigade in Kotli across the Line of Control infiltrations and cross border raids were discussed.Intelligence inputs indicate that Pakistani terror groups, with the help of Pakistani army, will continue infiltration attempts even as winter sets in.Security agencies have also indentified 10 locations from where the terrorist infiltration or a cross border raid that included Paksitani army regulars can take place. Movement of terrorists and intercepts at these locations indicate they are planning a strike.Over the last one year, since the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander, there has been an escalation in violence. The stone-pelting mobs including women and children clashing with security forces had become a routine affair last year. With terror outfits luring local youth and terrorists burning down schools, the dialogue process will help bringing them back to mainstream.The security forces have gunned down nearly 180 terrorists this year compared to 150 in 2016.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Thane Police has busted a fake visa racket and arrested two persons, who allegedly cheated nearly 50 people by issuing them bogus visa and air tickets, police said today. Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime), Makarand Ranade told a press conference yesterday, two persons have been held during a raid at the house of one of the accused in Mumbra here, and seized 89 passports, 62 visas, a laptop and two mobiles from them. According to police, the six members of the racket ran a fake job recruitment centre in Mumbra and told the victims that they would get them job as ground staffers at Dubai and Kuwait airports. Thane police on Saturday received a complaint from one of the victims, stating that she was cheated by a job recruitment firm, which extracted Rs 50,000 from her and assured visa and air ticket. But later, she found after reaching the airport in Mumbai that the visa and air ticket was fake. The complainant said many people from Thane, Mumbra and nearby places have been duped in a similar fashion by the accused. The senior officer said police has launched a hunt to nab the four members of the racket. The gang began operation in March 2016 and since then, they have so far cheated nealry 50 people. They collected Rs 50,000 from each person and gave them fake visa and air tickets to Dubai and Kuwait, Ranade said. The accused in this manner collected Rs 24.71 lakh, he said. The accused were identified as Salauddin alias Bablu Nepali (44), a Mumbra resident, and Ajgar Ali alias Javed Sayyed (51), who is from Powai in neighbouring Mumbai. A case has been lodged under IPC sections 420 (cheating), 465 (forgery), 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating), 471 (using a forged document as genuine), rw 34 (common intention).(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Two persons have been arrested for posing as staffers of Udyog Bhawan and allegedly duping people on the pretext of getting them government jobs, the police said today. Rakesh Kashyap (37) and Salauddin (32) were arrested on August 4 from Udyog Bhawan here, they said. The duo has cheated about 16 persons till now. On July 28, Sunil Kumar Golti complained to police that he and his two cousins were cheated by a group of men. Golti told the police that the accused claimed to be working as lower division and upper division clerks respectively. They assured the victims of arranging government jobs on a payment of Rs four lakh per candidate, Deputy Commissioner of Police (New Delhi) B K Singh said. The trio first met one Rajbir, who introduced them to Shri Kant (Kashyap impersonated as him) and Ajay Kumar, impersonating as employees at Udyog Bhawan. The victims were called thrice to Udyog Bhawan on the pretext of filling up application forms, interviews, written exams. The trio even underwent a medical examination at the GTB Hospital here. They paid Rs 50,000 each at every step. The accused even showed the trio their results on a “fake SSC site,” the officer said. However, after the trio could not find their result on Staff Selection Commission’s original website, they sensed something was amiss and lodged a police complaint. The CISF staff posted at Udyog Bhawan was apprised of the case and the photographs of the accused were shared with them. On August 1, the CISF staff shared information with the local police about the presence of suspects. By the time, the police reached Udyog Bhawan, the suspects had already left. Kashyap and Salauddin were nabbed on August 4 at Udyog Bhawan while they were carrying out a “job interview” of a potential victim, said the officer. Their accomplices — Noor Hasan alias Rajbir and Shan Mohammad alias Sonu are yet to be nabbed. The mobile phones of the accused were seized through which the fake ‘SSC webite’ was shown to the complainants. The arrested accused also revealed that they have used similar modus operandi by conducting interviews for job aspirants at other government buildings including Shastri Bhawan, the DCP said.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –> The Ministry of External Affairs on Monday said the interview given by ?global terrorist? Syed Salauddin, leader of Hizbul Mujahideen, highlights the unabashed manner in which terrorist organisations and leaders enjoy freedom of operations in Pakistan. In response to a query regarding a recent TV interview by Salauddin in Pakistan where he admitted of carrying out terror attacks in India, the MEA official spokesperson said, ?The brazen admission by Syed Salauddin of perpetrating terrorist attacks on India and having the capacity to carry out such attacks at any place and time in India is a further proof of Pakistan?s continuing policy of cross border terrorism.? ?His confession of assistance in such activities from Pakistan also affirms the complicity of Pakistan?s state structure in using terrorist proxies as a matter of policy against the neighbours,? the spokesperson added. The MEA expressed deep regret that senior Pakistan functionaries continue to justify and defend the activities of such internationally designated terrorist entities and leaders who are responsible for killing thousands of innocent civilians over the past three decades. ?The interview only highlights the unabashed manner in which terrorist organisations and leaders enjoy freedom of operations in Pakistan, including access to terror financing and procurement and supply of weapons for terrorism,? the statement read. ?Pakistan must give up its policy of cross-border terrorism, fulfill its obligations under international resolutions and stop all activities of terrorists from the territory under Pakistan’s control,? it further said. Salahuddin, who has been branded as a ‘global terrorist’ by the United States, admitted in a TV interview to having carried out terror attacks on Indian soil. “Till now our focus was on Indian occupation forces. All the operations that we have done or are underway, we focus only on the installations of these occupational forces,” Salahuddin said in an interview with Geo TV. Asserting that Kashmir was his ‘home’, the Hizbul chief stated that the Valley was witnessing an uprising since the killing of Burhan Wani. Further revealing that he has many supporters in India, Salahuddin admitted to purchasing weapons from international markets, adding that he has the capacity to deliver weapons at any place if he is paid for it. Informing that he carried out many ‘operations’ in India, Salahuddin stated that the international scenario changed after 9/11. “If we would have taken our operations out of Kashmir at that time, India would get a chance to label Kashmir-e-Tehreek a terrorist organization. We have support and we can target any place in India, at anytime,” he said. On June 26th, the U.S. Department of State designated Salahuddin, as a ‘Specially Designated Global Terrorist’.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)