Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) Masood Azhar (Photo Credit: File photo)
Five persons in Jammu and Kashmir, including two security forces officers, a journalist, a professor and a BJP spokesperson, are under the target of the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) as the Pakistan-based terror group is planning to assassinate them, according to a report.
ThePrint reported that the inputs have been provided to all security agencies by the Multi Agency Centre, a coordination authority under the Union Home Ministry.
The report, attributing to the inputs, claimed that JeM terrorist Adil Gulzar had organised a meeting in Pakharpur in Budgam district of Kashmir in December, along with an unidentified foreign terrorist. They are said to be targeting a senior superintendent of police, a doctor with one of the paramilitary forces, a journalist, a professor and a BJP spokesperson.
The report comes months after security sources revealed that Pakistan was planning to push 100 hardcore terrorists from Afghanistan into Kashmir to carry out attacks as part of its "larger design" to create unrest in the Valley.
News agency PTI in August last year, reported that around 15 Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorists were already waiting at terror launch-pads in Lipa valley along the Line of Control (LoC) on the Pakistani side to infiltrate in Kashmir.
According to intelligence inputs, Pakistan-based terror groups may target vital installations in several key Indian cities in the next few weeks, sources said. Pakistan's plan is to trigger series of terror attacks in Kashmir to project to the international community that situation in the Valley is fast deteriorating following India's decision to withdraw special status to Jammu and Kashmir, and bifurcate the state into two union territories.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has been making provocative statements targeting India following its decisions on Kashmir, and even suggested that a Pulwama-like terror attack may take place again.