Northern Army commander Lt General Ranbir Singh asserted that terrorists are facing an acute shortage of arms and hence are attempting to snatch the weapons from Police Stations or from Special Police Officers (SPOs). He further added that crisis-ridden neighbour is trying 'different means' to smuggle arms in the Kashmir valley.
"There is no doubt that terrorists are facing a big shortage of arms and are attempting to snatch it from Police Stations or from Special Police Officers. Pakistan is in crisis and also trying different means to sent arms inside Jammu and Kashmir," said Ranbir Singh said while addressing media persons at an event here on Friday.
He said that Pakistan is trying to disturb peace in Jammu and Kashmir. "Terrorist infrastructure is operating in Pakistan, the terrorist camps operate from where they try to send infiltrators in Jammu and Kashmir. They give the arms and other support," said Singh.
He further said that about 200-300 terrorists are trying to disturb peace in Jammu and Kashmir while approximately 500 of them are being trained at launch-pads across the border. "Outer counter-infiltration grid is very strong and we are successfully thwarting any attempt by terrorist to infiltrate," he said.
Pakistan's law enforcement agencies on Thursday arrested the "top four leaders" of the banned LeT/JuD on charges of terrorism financing, a move that authorities say would put the "entire core leadership" of these outfits on trial. The top four leaders of Lashkar-e-Taiba /Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) arrested on Thursday have been identified as Professor Zafar Iqbal, Yahya Aziz, Muhammad Ashraf and Abdul Salam.
The development comes ahead of the Financial Action Task Force's crucial plenary meeting scheduled to be held in Paris from October 12 to October 15. Pakistan was placed on the grey list by the Paris-based watchdog in June last year and was given a plan of action to complete it by October 2019 or face the risk of being placed on the blacklist with Iran and North Korea.
A spokesman for the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) said that there had been an "important progress" in the National Action Plan (NAP) as the main leaders of proscribed organisation JuD/LeT have been arrested by the CTD Punjab in offences of terrorism financing.
"JuD/LeT chief Hafiz Saeed is already in prison facing trial for commission of offences of terrorism financing. Now the entire core leadership of the JuD/LeT will be on trial," the CTD said.