Rajouri Police Solves Kotranka & Budhal Blast Case

Jammu: Kotranka town was rocked by twin blasts on 26/03/2022 and another blast on 19/04/2022 in which total 2 people were injured. In this regard, FIR No. 25/2022 U/S 120-B, 121-A, 122 IPC ¾ Explosives substances Act and 16/18 ULA(P) Act and FIR 33/2022 U/S 120-B, 121-A, 122,307 IPC ¾ Explosives substances Act and 16/18 ULA(P) Act stand registered at PS Kandi. Another blast took place in Shahpur, Budhal on 24/04/2022 in which 2 more persons were injured. In this regard FIR No. 31/2022 u/s 307,120-B,121-A,122 IPC ¾ Explosives substances Act and 16/18 ULA(P) Act was registered at PS Budhal.
Working on leads, joint teams of Rajouri Police and 60RR (14 Sector) conducted multiple raids & search ops at various locations in Larkoti, Targain, Jaglanoo & Draaj areas of District Rajouri and apprehended two suspects namely Mohd Shabir S/O Ghulam Hussain R/O Draaj, Budhal & Mohd Sadiq S/O Ibrahim R/O Draaj, Budhal who were involved in these incidents.
During investigation, it has come to fore that 3 accused namely
1. Talib Shah S/O Haider Shah R/O Draaj, Budhal
2. Mohd Shabir S/O Ghulam Hussain R/O Draaj, Budhal &
3. Mohd Sadiq S/O Ibrahim R/O Draaj, Budhal
were involved in these incidents of blasts. These individuals, working on the directions of their PAK based handlers received weapons, ammunition, explosives and later used these IED’s to trigger blasts. It has surfaced during preliminary investigation that this group is headed by Talib Hussain Shah has collected three (03) consignments of arms, ammunition, explosives from Lamberi-Kalakote area in the months of January, March and April , 2022.
Two accused namely 1. Mohd Shabir & Mohd Sadiq have been arrested & the third accused Talib Shah is absconding. Talib shah is the commander of LeT in general area Rajouri. He is the mastermind of all terrorist activities in Peerpanjal area. He has also motivated many youth for carrying out terror activities in Rajouri. Shabir and Sadiq were also motivated by Talib to conduct terror activities. Talib has remained instrumental in almost all terror incidents in Peerpanjal districts in last 2/3 years. It has also come to fore that this group was also sheltering a few Kashmir based active terrorists of LET outfit in general area Kandi-Budhal and were making efforts to revive militancy in Peerpanjal Districts.
This is a big achievement for J&K Police, SFs as the blasts had triggered panic in the area and these accused were also planning more such incidents to target SFs. The arrest of 2 associates of Talib is a big blow to the terror outfit LeT.
During preliminary questioning, the arrested accused disclosed that they had hidden some explosive materials at Jungle in Draaj area. During searches of the area conducted by Police and 60 RR, following items have been recovered:-
S.No. Item Quantity
1 IEDs 05
2 Remote control 05
3 Power source (cell) 19
4 Cover/wrap 01
5 Cloth piece 01
6 Fuse 10

The accused are also suspected to be involved in some more criminal, subversive activities for which they are being subjected to sustained interrogation. Arrest of Talib is very crucial in solving many militancy, criminal cases that have occurred during past few years in Peerpanjal area.