Around months after the deadly suicide bomber terror attack on CRPF jawans in Pulwama a major development has been reported. Jaish-e-Mohammed commander, Nisar Ahmed Tantray, who was deported from the UAE to India last Sunday has disclosed that he knew about the February 14 attack.
According to HT reports, Nisar Ahmed Tantray revealed that he knew about the suicide car bombing because the key conspirator, Mudassir Khan, had asked him to participate in the attack, an official involved in Tantray’s interrogation said.
Tantray said the attack was planned and carried out at the Jaish chief’s instruction. Notably, this will we be the first confirmation from a JeM commander that the Pulwama attack was carried out on the orders of Masood Azhar and it was executed by Khan.
Tantray, the brother of slain JeM leader Noor Ahmed Tantray, fled from India on February 1 this year. NIA officer said, Khan, asked Tantray to help him in the logistics, planning and execution of the bomb blast, as he was the senior commander of JeM in the Valley and cadres. However, Tantray denied any involvement in the Pulwama attack.
“Nisar Tantray is a senior JeM operative in Kashmir. Commanders at his level are aware of all the plans, particularly for a Pulwama type attack which would have taken months of planning. We are further interrogating him about his role because the timing of his flight to the UAE is suspicious. He might have taken an active part in the Pulwama attack and fled two weeks before February 14 to avoid capture”, the NIA officer added.