The mystery of many terror attacks and the revival of Pakistan based Jaish-e-Mohammad is buried in the grave of Noor Mohammad Tantrey @Noor Trali, a close aide of Maluna Masood Azhar.
The deadly organization Jaish Mohammad after the Lashkar -e-Toiba and Hizbul Mujahideen which was launched in the year 2000 by Maulana Azhar in Karachi Pakistan after he was released in a swap for the hostages of Indian airlines flight of IC-814 on Dec 31ist 1999, has managed to revive of Jaish in Kashmir valley with his old associate Noor Mohammad Tantrey @Noor Trali, who took over the command of Jaish operation in the valley.
Police sources said that Noora was recruited by Jaish commander Ghazi Baba, who masterminded the 2001 attack on Parliament. After Ghazi Baba was killed, Tantray was arrested from Delhi’s Sadar Bazar on August 31, 2003.
“Noora was hardcore militant with a strong ideology of Maulana Masood Azhar, he again came in contact with the terror outfit after he was shifted to the Srinagar central Jail, where he came in the contact of three highly motivated Pakistani lodged in the Jail,” he said.
He said Pakistani commanders Waseem Noor, Qari Ismail and Hashimi lodged with him and motivated him to join the group again, and after their pushback to Pakistan, all the three militants organized weapon and foreign nationals who were sent to Kashmir to support him for the revival.
“Noor Treli soon became the chief finance handler for JeM and received funds from across the border for terror activities. He was also responsible for identifying his sources and keeping the cadre motivated,” he said
Noor Mohammad was arrested in Delhi in 2003 and sentenced to life by a Prevention of Terrorism Act by Delhi court in 2011. He jumped parole and joined the Jaish-e-Mohammad. however, the court allowed him to serve his life sentence in Kashmir. He was granted a 21-day parole in 2015, but he had been on the run since then.
The 47-year-old, a resident of Tral, had been giving sleepless nights to security forces in Jammu and Kashmir for the last six months and was said to be the chief architect of an attack on a Border Security Force camp near the Srinagar International Airport in October. He was also said to be involved in a grenade attack on a minister’s cavalcade in Tral in September. In fact, he had played an important role in most major attacks in the Kashmir Valley since taking control of the terror group in July last year
Last year in December, Noora was killed in an encounter within security forces at Samboora Village in Pulwama District but Noora had managed to set up new footprints of Jaish in the valley.
This series of many attacks in Jammu and Kashmir has marked a beginning of new militancy and it had grown into one of the most serious challenges to the internal security and also a recognized fact that crossed border terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir state is perpetrated by Pakistani based terror outfits.
Jaish in a short period of time has become one the most prominent school of jihad with its ideology completely in the line of al-Qaida and Taliban, which Azhar has highlighted in his speech. One of the most important factors for the raise old jaish in the valley is the elimination of top militant commander Let and Jaish and also the overall support which has been neutralized.
Due to Hizb and Lashker’s inability to deliver on the terror front, ISI gradually decided to support Jaish with men and logistic support.
At present, LeT, HM and JeM are the three prominent terror groups operating in the Kashmir Valley. These groups are well supported by logistics and funds from across the borders, and also receive over ground support from local Over Ground Workers which has added to the operations of the foreign militants operating in the state.
SP Handwara Ghulam Jeelani Wani told Mirror that international pressure on Pakistan to close down Lashker and Hafiz Sayees’s outfits is also one of the reasons for the rise of Jaish-e-Mohammad
” On the instructions of Pakistani handlers, local outfit Hizbul have been asked to support Jaish-e-Mohammad,” he said
The deadly outfit has become the obvious choice for Pakistani handlers across the border to continue to perpetuate high profile terror activities in Jammu and Kashmir the earlier attacks followed by the recent one the army camp had marked the revival of Jaish in the Kashmir valley and, the rise of Jaish in Kashmir valley would certainly impact the overall situation in the region. The summer of 2018 may likely witness terror group to stay in the valley as a pressure group to influence the new unfold narrative in the state, and the recent one in Jammu is the last testimony of it.