Suspect LeT, but can’t rule out Pak hand in IAF base terror: J&K DGP

There is a “strong” suspicion that the Lashkar-e-Taiba was behind Sunday morning’s drone terror attack on the Indian Air Force Station in Jammu, but the “involvement” of Pakistani agencies cannot be ruled out, Director General of Jammu and Kashmir Police Dilbagh Singh said on Friday.

This is because another IED attack had been planned by the Lashkar at a crowded place in Jammu that same evening, the police chief told reporters.

“We have a strong suspicion that the LeT is involved in this case,” Singh said. “Since the LeT outfit is run from Pakistan, in a way Pakistan’s involvement cannot be ruled out,” he said.

However, “to what extent Pakistani agencies were involved, is a question that would be answered only when the investigations proceed further,’’ he added.

The DGP said that “an IED was sent by LeT in a similar fashion from Pakistan, and it was to be planted at some crowded place so that there were the largest possible casualties in that attack”.

But “luckily, we had the information and we were able to intercept and capture that fellow (the alleged Lashkar operative) who gave certain leads, and on the basis of that we recovered the IED and the terror attack was averted,” he said.

The DGP spoke to reporters after the attestation-cum-passing-out parade of the 27th Basic Recruitment Training Course (BRTC) in Kathua district on Friday.

Singh said there have been more than a dozen incidents in which the LeT was involved in…

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