Intelligence agencies suspect that Pakistani terrorist Mushtaq Ahmad Zargar was the mastermind of Wednesday’s terror attack on security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag. Zargar is the head of Pakistan-based terror group Al Umar Mujahideen, which had taken responsibility for the cowardly attack. The fidayeen attack had resulted in the death of five CRPF personnel and left three jawans of Jammu and Kashmir police injured.
Zargar was released along with Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar and another terrorist Umar Saeed Sheikh in exchange for passengers of Indian Airlines flight IC 814, which was hijacked in 1999 by Pakistani terrorists.
Intelligence agencies are of the view that Zargar has masterminded the attack with the help of Pakistani intelligence agency ISI. A senior intelligence officer said that Al Umar Mujahideen’s network in Jammu and Kashmir is very weak and it is possible that Zargar has taken the help of JeM and Hizbul Mujahideen to execute the plan.