Pakistan trying to maintain supply lines to terror groups using drones: J-K Police chief

The Improvised Explosive Device (IED) dropped using a drone along the Indo-Pak border on July 23 was meant for triggering at a crowded market in the Jammu region, and it shows that Pakistan is maintaining its supply lines to various terror groups despite the February ceasefire agreement, Jammu and Kashmir Police chief Dilbag Singh said on Sunday.

Singh, a 1987-batch IPS officer, said terror groups such as Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) have been running short of arms and ammunition after the police and other security agencies managed to choke it by arresting many of their modules of Over Ground Workers (OGWs).

“We see that some of the state actors in Pakistan have adopted the use of drones for dropping arms, ammunition and even cash to cater to the demands of terror groups since September last year,” he told PTI here.

The police managed to shoot down a hexacopter that had come from Pakistan in the Kanachak area of the Jammu region along the International Border on July 23.

It carried an IED, weighing five kg, that was almost ready to be used and the intelligence suggested that the Jaish-e-Mohammed terror group wanted to trigger it in a crowded place in Jammu for inflicting maximum casualties, he said.

The police chief said that despite the ceasefire agreement along the Line of Control and the International Border since February this year, some “state actors” have been helping Pakistan-based terror groups operating in Jammu and…

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