Malik was to make a video of the security arrangements of the CISF apart from office of Ajit Doval, Sardar Patel Bhavan. He was supposed to send these videos to Pakistani handlers.
Security cover of National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval has been beefed up. Security agencies have taken this step after getting a video of Recce at his office. A terrorist of Jaish-e-Mohammed living in Shopian, Kashmir was arrested on 6 February. This video has surfaced during his interrogation. The terrorist was supposed to send these videos to his Pakistani handler, who he knew as a doctor.
Media reports quoting sources related to the matter said that Jaish’s terrorist Hidayatullah Malik told during interrogation that he had conducted a recce at Doval’s office and some other important buildings at the behest of his Pakistani handlers.
Malik came to Delhi on 24 May by plane, returned to Kashmir by bus
Hidayatullah Malik was arrested in Anantnag. He is the chief of Jaish’s front group Lashkar-e-Mustafa. A large amount of ammunition was recovered from Malik at the time of his arrest. According to sources, Malik said that he came to Delhi from Srinagar on 24 May 2019 on an IndiGo flight. Malik was to make a video of the security arrangements of the CISF apart from Doval’s office, Sardar Patel Bhavan. Malik was supposed to send these videos to Pakistani handlers through WhatsApp.
During interrogation, Malik said that the Pakistani handler to whom he had to send the video of recce is named Doctor. Malik had returned to Kashmir. He also told that in the summer of 2019, he also did recce of Samba Sector Border Area. He was accompanied by Sameer Ahmed Dar. Sameer was arrested on 21 January 2020 in the Pulwama attack case.
Suicide attack was planned in 2020
According to reports, Malik also stated during interrogation that he was given a Santro car in May 2020 for a suicide attack. For this, Malik along with his teammates Irfan Thokar, Omar Mushtaq and Rais Mustafa looted Rs 60 lakh from a cash van of a bank in Jammu and Kashmir. Malik has also given the contact number, code name of 10 people based in Pakistan during interrogation. Based on this detail, two contacts of Malik were shot down in Shopian and Sopore.
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