Jaish-e-Mohammed likely to carry out Pathankot-style attacks?

Crucial link Maulana Masood Azhar, the head of Jaish-e- Mohammad
Maulana Masood Azhar, the head of Jaish-e- Mohammad                 Photo: Reuters

Terrorist organisation, Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) is likely to carry out Pathankot-style attacks soon and in this regard, the outfit is reconnoitering north-Indian cities.

It is activating the sleeper cells of Pakistani spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence and Indian Mujahideen, which will help JeM recce the likely targets (cities).

According to a military intelligence report submitted to Punjab government, JeM commander Awais Mohammed will enter India from Malaysia to carry out the attacks. He is being sent to Malaysia on a fake Malaysian passport in a bid to carry out the outfit’s plans.

In this connection, the JeM has opened three new offices in Pakistan’s Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, states the report. Apart from restoring its network in Kohat and Hazara region, the outfit has constructed a new training facility at Balakot, it adds.

Union home ministry say 7,844 calls originating from Bahawalpur in Pakistan were monitored by intelligence agencies.

This report was submitted to the Punjab government in two months after Pakistan’s JIT visited Pathankot to probe the attack.