In a joint operation, the army and the police in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir apprehended a Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorist, who carried out an attack three months ago along with his three associates at an army camp near the Line of Control (LoC) in Tanghdar area of North Kashmir’s Kupwara District.
Mohammad Sadiq Gujjar, 17, the son of Walid Mohammad Gujjar, is a resident of Sialkot tehsil Dehska in Pakistan.
His three associates Hussain, Malik and Rizwan were killed inside the Army camp at Tanghdar on November 25.
Gujjar was part of four Fidayeen who carried out attack on the Army camp in Tanghdar on November 25 last year.
He had told his interrogators that he set fire the oil depot inside the Army camp at Tanghdar and destroyed several vehicles before he was asked by his colleagues to leave.
The Fidayeen told his interrogators that the group of four JeM militants were launched from Athmuqam in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) and was tasked to carry out Fidayeen attack on any camp near the LoC.
“The group with the help of GPS devices started on foot on November 24 at around 10 pm. from near the LoC on PoK side and continued their journey till they reached the Tanghdar Army camp in around 6-7 hours”, he told the interrogators.
Gujjar also revealed that after they carried out the attack, he was the only teenager in the group who was asked by his colleagues to leave.
“I fled to a nearby forest and was hiding for three days. I was asked by my handlers to go to Kupwara. After three days, I changed my clothes and boarded a Sumo along with my weapon from Tanghdar. I reached Kupwara where I befriended some people, who helped me to travel to Baramulla,” he added.
Coming from a well-off farmer family in Sialkot, Gujjar has five brothers and two sisters.
He was lured by his school friend into militancy, who is also a JeM militant.
He received three months training in JeM camp where he was motivated for Jihad besides arms training.