February 2010 Issue

Chronology

CHRONOLOGY OF EVENTS (NOV 1, 2009–JAN 31, 2010

Nov 1:          An LeT Comdr was eliminated in Mahore, Reasi. Four children were injured as they fiddled with an explosive device at Noona Bindi in Poonch. Two cops were killed as terrorists struck in Srinagar city. Union Home Minister said that any more terror attack from Pakistan will be retaliated and attempts to send infiltrators will be foiled.

Nov 2: Two terrorists have been reportedly  mauled to death by a bear at Mahore-Kulgam border. Two jawans were injured in a grenade blast near LoC in Gurez sector. Union Defence Minister AK Antony said that Pakistan is still pushing terrorists.

Nov 3: Three infiltrators were killed in Tangdhar sector while a terrorist was killed in an encounter in Karnah, Kupwara. Army Chief warned of 26/11 like attacks. NC Patron Farooq Abdullah said that NC is ready to work with anybody for Kashmir solution.

Nov 4: Home Minister P.Chidambaram grilled the state government for delay in Jagati Project and added that KPs will be taken into confidence on return issue. Chidambaram described ban on pre-paid mobiles a ‘considered decision’.

Nov 5: Terrorists have reportedly activated training camps in higher reaches of Jammu region. G.N. Azad said that Pak is paying price for promoting terrorism.

Nov 6: Six top terrorists were arrested as police claimed to have busted an HM terror module in Doda. Geelani was detained as police foiled his rally in Kulgam. Mirwaiz Umar asked Centre to come up with unambiguous and concrete policy for resolution of Kashmir issue. India and EU ask for international action to combat terrorist.

Nov 7: Maisuma residents protested against the murder of a civilian. Two grenades were seized in Sunderbani.

Nov 8: Terrorists gunned down a terrorist turned BSF jawan and his wife and injured their minor son in their house at Khandi Gali in Koternka. A woman was killed while his husband died and twenty others were injured as their house top collapsed at Kasan Nag in Kishtwar. An LeT terrorist was killed at Koti Nallah in Doda. Prime Minister decried growing terror threat to India. The seizure of arms and explosives in Krishna Ghati suggest of fresh intrusion as Pak violates ceasefire to push infiltrators.

Nov 9: An LeT terrorist surrendered in Reasi. Omar Abdullah said that Quiet diplomacy will work.

Nov 10:         Two LeT terrorists were killed in an encounter in Rafiabad, Baramulla. An LeT Comdr and his associate were killed in Kalwa, Mahore. Farooq Abdullah asked for common document to resolve Kashmir issue.

Nov 11:         Security forces recovered huge haul of arms and ammunition and arrested two OGWs of terrorists in Reasi and Rajouri districts. Omar Abdullah described J&K safe destination for world tourists. Mirwaiz asked for triangular talks.

Nov 12:         Plot to target police Hqtrs in Doda was foiled as five more LeT and HM cadres were arrested.

Nov 13:         An Army jawan committed suicide in Kupwara. Mirwaiz asked for involvement of all stake holders for result oriented talks. MoS Defence MM Pallam Raju said that troops are keeping strict vigil on terrorist activities.

Nov 15:         Union Home Secretary GK Pillai said that KPs’ displacement shouldn’t have happened as one cannot imagine Kashmir without Kashmiri Pandits. PDP leader Muzaffar Hussain Beigh described demand for Azadi unrealistic and said that referendum in J&K is not binding on India. State government conveyed its concern to the Centre on silence of WG on Centre-State relations.

Nov 16:         An infiltrator and two Army jawans were killed near LoC in Kupwara. An HM terrorist was killed in Pulwama. BSF DIG was killed and his driver and bodyguard injured as terrorists detonated an IED at Maluchak in Ramgarh sector. The IED was reportedly implanted after infiltration and detonated with a remote-control on IB.

Nov 17:         An infiltrator was killed and one another captured as an intrusion bid, third in past four days, was foiled in Tangdhar sector. BSF chief accused Pak Army and Rangers of backing intrusion bids. India described terror as hindrance in regional cooperation. President wishes early peace in J&K.

Nov 18:         Hectic activity reported across Ramgarh sector as Pak Army reportedly shifted 25 terrorists from launching pads. Army Chief General Deepak Kapoor said that there was marked improvement in J&K situation.

Nov 19:         A Ranchi youth Muzaffar Hassan was held on IB in Ramgarh sector. There was no consensus on talks in moderate Hurriyat.

Nov 20:         Pakistan again violated cease-fire in Balakote sector in an effort to push infiltrators. An SPO was injured in a grenade attack at a CRPF bunker in Kishtwar. An IED was deffused on Rajouri-Thannamandi road. Accusing Pakistan of using terrorism as state policy, Prime Minister said that terrorists were planning Mumbai like attacks.

Nov 21:         Two intruders were killed and others forced to retrieve as troops foiled yet another intrusion bid in Balakote sector. An Army jawan lost his life while two others were injured in the operation. A Pakistani father son duo were arrested in Italy for allegedly managing transfer money for Mumbai attacks. DGP said that violence was down but 700 terrorists were still active.

Nov 22:         An NC activist was shot at and injured in Sopore, Baramulla. A youth of Poonch who escaped from a training camp in PoK was apprehended on LoC. Farooq Abdullah advocated for including all communities in peace-process. Prime Minister said that Taliban terror in Pakistan will badly effect India’s security.

Nov 23:         Tufail Hussain of PoK became first cross LoC visitor to be held for terrorist links. A satellite phone for LeT Comdr was seized from his possession. An LeT operative was held with one lakh hawala money. Amidst differences on talks, Hurriyat suspended organisational setup.

Nov 24:         Two terrorist hideouts were busted in Gulabgarh area of Reasi. Army chief said that 2500 terrorists were waiting across the border to infiltrate. India and the US to cooperate in counter terrorism. EU said that Kashmir is integral part of India.

Nov 25:         Two LeT terrorists were held in Doda. Two Army jawans were killed in accidental fire in Handwara, Kupwara. An IED was recovered in Pulwama.

Nov 26:         Two top HM terrorists were killed at Krandi Dhar in Dessa, Doda. Two LeT terrorists, arrested in Doda, have confessed many grenade attacks. Two OGWs of terrorists detained under PSA.

Nov 27:         An IED was detected and defused at Nowshera. A CRPF jawan died of bullet injury in Budgam district. Four terrorists were reportedly trapped in Dachan, Kishtwar. Two more PoK visitors turn out to be ISI agents. Accusing Pakistan of not changing its attitude, P.Chidhambaram said that there had been several attempts to repeat 26/11.

Nov 28:         An Army jawan died in suspicious circumstances in Ladakh. The terrorists, trapped in Dachan, remained untraced. An SPO died in a accidental fire in Rajouri. BSF DIG said that Pakistan was building defensive bunkers along IB.

Nov 30:         A terrorist hideout was busted in Gulabgarh, Reasi. The US President Obama asks Pakistan to stop using insurgents as strategic tool.

Dec 1: Cross LoC visitor Mudassar Hussain, arrested in connection with terrorist links has been sent to JIC. A bakery owner Manzoor Amed was arrested in Sopore and an amount of Rs 3 lakh hawala money was recovered from his possession. 395 bids of infiltration were reported so far in the year as infiltration has been found on rise.

Dec 2: Former JKLF financial Chief Sirajudin Mir was among three terrorists arrested in Kashmir Valley P.Chidambaram claimed response of “Kashmir Groups” to talks positive and said that significant chunk of forces will be withdrawn from J&K. Farooq claimed that quiet talks wil not fail.

Dec 3: A CRPF jawan was killed in accidental fire in Jawahar Nagar, Srinagar. PoK visitor Mudassar was booked for terrorist links. Lt. Gen. Shankar Ranjan Gosh took over command of western command. India described LeT real engine of terrorism in South India.

Dec 4: Moderate Hurriyat leader Fazal Haq Qureshi was shot at outside his residence in Soura, Srinagar. Three LeT operatives were arrested and AK rounds recovered from their possession. Security forces recovered an ammunition haul in Mendhar, Poonch.

Dec 5: Army recovered arms and ammunition including four AKs and three pistols from LoC in Balakote sector. Lauding Mirwaiz Umar’s stand on talks, Farooq asked people to be aware of anti-peace, satanic forces.

Dec 6: An LeT terrorist was nabbed in Gandoh, Doda. JK Police is to seek custody of an IM terrorist Tadiyantavide Nazir allegedly brain behind exfiltration bid of four Keralites through Kupwara from Kerala Police. BSF claimed that terrorists were using tough routes for infiltration.

Dec 7: An NC worker Gh. Qadir Lone was shot dead by terrorists in Baramulla district. After the use of cross LoC visits for terrorist activities, Police has unearthed ploy to fund militancy through cross LoC trade. Two persons Abdul Hamid Lone and Hussain Dar were arrested in this connection as they have been found linked to the hawala money recovered from Sopore recently. Russia asked Pakistan to punish 26/11 perpetrators. P.Chidambaram and Omar Abdullah discussed peace process and security scenario in the state.

Dec 8: A retired Pak Major Abdul Rehman Hashmi Sayeed has emerged as key link between headlay and terrorist leaders.

Dec 9: Two LeT OGWs were arrested in Kishtwar. IGP Jammu Ashok Gupta claimed that there were no mobile training camps in Jammu region and majority of the infiltration bids have been foiled. Terming India vulnerable to terror attacks, Union Home Secretary GK Pillai described software industry, schools and hotels on hit list.

Dec 10:         US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that Pak is training terrorists. Hurriyat leaders were put under house-arrest to foil protests on International Human Rights Day. Army ordered probe into Bearwah incident.

Dec 11:         Four Army jawans were injured in a grenade blast in Krishna Ghati, Poonch. A terrorist hideout was busted in Mandi. Mirwaiz Umar asked people to remain united. More than 100 people including 59 police men were injured in protests as Valley observed strike on Geelani’s call for withdrawal of troops. Union Home Secretary said that talks would be held with all sections of the society.

Dec 12:         An Army jawan committed suicide in Rajouri. G.K. Pillai said that Pak will be affected by his own terrorism. He claimed that Quiet Diplomacy will remain quiet till substantial progress.

Dec 13:         A released terrorist was shot at by terrorists in Bandipore. LeT Comdr Shah Din and three others were reportedly trapped in an encounter in Doda. Another infiltration bid was attempted in Ramgarh. 12 terrorists are to become tech savy as they will be provided computer education in jails.

Dec 14:         An HM Comdr and his associate were killed in Gandoh, Doda. Four OGWs of terrorists were arrested in Kishtwar and Reasi districts. A PoK visitor Munwar Shah has turned out to be an ISI official. In much hyped Shopian case, CBI claimed that the women died of drowning as there was no evidence to suggest rape or murder. The organisation chargesheeted 13 persons five doctors, five lawyer and two civilian for fabricating the case to implicate police personnel.

Dec 15.         An LeT terrorist was killed in Kupwara and an HM terrorist was arrested in Srinagar. Valley observed shutdown against CBI’s Shopian report. Gh. Nabi Azad claimed that 95 pc terrorists are outsiders. Two PoK visitors were sent to Poonch jail. Somnath temple and Shiv Sena leaders were claimed to be on LeT hit list.

Dec 16:         A recycled HM terrorist was arrested in Baramulla. Rajya Sabha was informed that 700 terrorists are active in J&K. GoC 16 Cops Lt. Gen. Roy said that Pak Army resorts to massive human rights violatinos.

Dec 17:         An infiltration bid was foiled as security forces killed a terrorist in Uri sector. An Army soldier was injured in an encounter with terrorists at Dangerpora, Pattan. An arms haul was          recovered in Poonch sector. Two HM terrorists with Kashmir links were arrested in Hyderabad. Three ultras are reported to have infiltrated into Banihal after a decade in Pak. P.Chidambaram described rejection of CBI report on Shopian bizzare.

Dec 18:         Five persons were injured in a grenade attack in Sopore. Defence Minister AK Antony said that 30,000 troops have been withdrawn from J&K. Mirwaiz demanded withdrawal of troops from cities and towns. SVO challaned 18 in multi-crore Hill Kaka scam.

Dec 19:         A BSF jawan was killed and two others injured as terrorists opened fire after intruding from Krishna Ghati sector. A terrorist hideout was destroyed and ammunition recovered in Mendhar Poonch. Terrorists shot dead a shepherd Nazir Chopan in his house at Kadipore Pulwama and kidnapped an NC worker Iqbal Dar from Dogri, Awantipora and subsequently killed him by slitting his throat. A Delhi Court acquitted a Mendhar terrorist for lack of prosecution sanction. HUJI’s letter reveals new infiltration plot.

Dec 20:         Mehbooba Mufti was denied visa to visit Pakistan to attend a conference there. Farooq Abdullah described talks with Pakistan necessary.

Dec 21:         An alert has been sounded along national highway and border villagers after third infiltrations bid in four days. Two terrorists surrendered alongwith their families on return from PoK.

Dec 22:         Terrorists shot dead two cops in Pampore, Pulwa. An infiltration bid was foiled in Ramgarh sector. DGP said that no let up was expected in infiltration in winter. Ruksana gets Rs 2.5 lakh cash award.

Dec 23:         In the back drop of continued infiltration bids, BSF and Rangers held flag meet in Ramgarh sector the 5th WG report was submitted to Omar Abdullah.

Dec 24:         An powerful IED was defused in Sabjan, Poonch. Most of the groups barring NC reject Justice Sager Committee Report.

Dec 25:         Two terrorists were arrested in Rajouri. Seven people including two CRPF jawans were injured in a grenade attack in Sopore. A Pak national was held on IB in Akhnoor sector.

Dec 26:         Five BSF jawans were injured as terrorists yet again set off IED after infiltration in Samba sector. An LeT hideout was destroyed in Poonch. Muharram mourners and police clashed resulting injuries to 50 person.

Dec 27:         Protests continued on second day in Valley against police force.

Dec 28:         An army jawan was injured as gunbattle erupted between Army and terrorists at Dera Ki Gali, Poonch. Ten Bangladeshis were held in IB. Jammu observed near total bandh against 5th WG report.

Dec 29:         An NCP leader was fired upon in Kishtwar. A Pak Army regular was arrested in Keran. A consignment seized by BSF in RS Pura was reportedly thrown across fencing on IB from terrorists.

Dec 30:         Terrorists killed four CRPF jawans in Sopore, Baramulla. An IED was defused on highway in Banihal area. Omar Abdullah submits working Group Report to Prime Minister

Dec 31:         P.Chidambaram described fool proof verification must for lifting ban on pre-paid mobiles in the state.

Jan 1: An LeT operative was held in Srinagar and Rs two lack hawala money recovered from his possession. After unearthing Taliban plot to attack evening retreat ceremony, BSF stepped up vigil at Wagah, Mirwaiz asked India and Pakistan to resolve Kashmir in 2010.

Jan 2: Terrorists shot at two BSF jawans and injured them in      Soura. Old explosives, possibly of 1965 or 1971 war, were recovered from a field at Chowkichoura, Akhnoor. Red alert has been sounded after three convicted Pak nationals escaped from police custody in Delhi. BSF issued warning in flag meeting as Pak tried hunters to push infiltrators.

Jan 3: India described cross-border terror a major challenge and said that China’s involvement in PoK projects is illegal.

Jan 4: Terrorists again made an abortive bid to infiltrate from Ramgarh sector.

Jan 5: An MHA team visited Kashmiri Migrant Camp sites. Omar Abdullah called for resumption of talks with Pakistan and wants centre to initiate talks on autonomy.

Jan 6: A cop was killed and nine others injured in a fidayeen attack at Lal Chowk, Srinagar, the encounter was on as the fidayeen took shelter in a hotel. Security has been intensified in Jammu city ahead of Republic Day.

Jan 7: 22 hour long gunbattle at Lal Chowk ended with killing of two terrorists. Pak Rangers set grass on fire near LoC as a deliberate attempt to push infiltrators.

Jan 8: Two terrorists were killed in Khrew. Masuma continued to protest. An infiltration bid was fated in Balakote sector. Arms and RDX were again thrown from atop fencing. P.Chidambaram described J&K vulnerable to terror attacks.

Jan 9: Terrorists shot dead their two former colleagues at Qaimoh in Kulgam. Srinagar witnessed protests over the death of a youth, allegedly in security forces action in Lal Chowk. Three IEDs and heroin was seized in Doda. Terrorists made an abortive bid to infiltrate after cutting fencing in Pargwal sector. Terming Kashmir situation matter of concern, AK Antony said that terrorists wee waiting across the LoC for infiltration.

Jan 10:         Top HM Comdr was among two terrorists killed in an encounter in Arnas Reasi; an Army Subedar and an SPO were injured in the encounter. Terrorists attacked police station Qoimoh, Kulgam. Two terrorist hideouts were busted in Kupwara and an Al Badr terrorist arrested.

Jan 11:         Pak Rangers fired shells in two infiltration bids and fence was blasted to fail alarm bells.

Jan 12:         An HM Comdr was killed in an encounter in Pulwama. There was a mysterious blast at the residence of an Employees Union leader Khursheed Alam at Channi, Jammu. AK Antony said that CRPF will take over highway security from Army and Para-Military and Police will do away with combat dresses. Two LeT terrorists were awarded seven years Rigorous Imprisonment by a Delhi court.

Jan 13:         An Army jawan and a cop were killed in an encounter in Kulgam. One infiltrator was believed to have been killed as terrorists made two attempts to intrude from Kanachak sector. AK Antony said that forces across border were jittery over normalcy in J&K.

Jan 14:         An Army jawan and two HM Comdrs were killed in an encounter in Kulgam. A terrorist hideout was busted in Baramulla. A Pakistani was arrested in Hiranagar. Army Chief said that troop cut won’t effect security situation. He said that 110 terrorists infiltrated in the state last year.

Jan 15:         Two persons including a policeman were killed and four others injured as terrorists made an abortive bid to blow up Sopore Police Station. Terrorists ruled two grenades toward a CRPF bunker in Kawdara but the grenades failed to explode. An ED was defused in Pulwama. An Army officer and a jawan were killed in accidental fire in Udhampur.

Jan 16:         Two PoK visitors were detained under PSA while three more were arrested for ISI links. Two infiltration bids were foiled in Mendhar. Chief Minister said that government will provide security to KPs who are ready to return.

Jan 17:         JeM Chief Poonch and Pak national Dawood Khan was killed in an encounter at Mendhar. A Pakistani infiltrator was killed in Arnia sector. Police and Intelligence agencies have traced that the terrorists of Lal Chowk encounter were in touch with LeTs’ Zaffarwal Control Centre in Lahore.

Jan 18:         Troops foiled two more intrusion bids even if Pak violated cease-fire in KG sector in an attempt to push in infiltrators. Three rifles, six anti-tank rockets and explosives were seized in Kishtwar district.

Jan 19:         Six cops were injured in an IED blast in Pulwama district. An SPO was injured as terrorists, travelling in a Tata Sumo, opened fire on a naka party at Sangam on Srinagar-Jammu National Highway. Another cease-fire violation was reported in Poonch. An alleged Al-Qaeda terrorist Ghulam Rasool Khan carrying a Pakistani passport was arrested in Bihar. BJP said that autonomy will divide country.

Jan 20:         A powerful IED was defused by Army outside Dak Bunglow in Mendhar. A mine was detected and defused in Hiranagar. An SPO was among six arrested and the accused Havaldar Devinder Kumar Singh was absconding for their involvement in selling weapons to LeT. Defence Secretary warned that LeT in league with Al Qaeda can trigger Indo-Pak war. Omar Abdullah advised Pakistan not to act as hostile neighbour.

Jan 21:         The ban imposed on pre-paid mobiles in J&K amidst security concerns has been lifted. Devender Kumar Singh has been suspended and six people arrested in connection with sale of weapons to terrorists have been sent to JIC for further interrogation’. Intelligence agencies have detected another ploy of terrorists to smuggler AK bullets mixed with almonds, Omar Abdullah said that government would restore sense of security among KPs.

Jan 22:         An HM terrorist was killed in an encounter at Marwah, Kishtwar. A gun battle errupted between security forces and terrorists at Koimoh, Kulgam. A high alert has been sounded in Jammu as terrorists succeeded in cutting fencing in RS Pura sector. Union Minister Prathvi Raj Chowhan said that there was no set back to peace process with ceasefire violations. Alert sounded for air borne suicide attacks as LeT acquires para-gliding equipment.

Jan 23:         The holed up terrorists in Koimoh encounter managed their escape. Four persons including two policemen were injured in clashes in Batmaloo. Terrorists escaped from an encounter in Mendhar, Poonch. Two CRPF Bns have been mobilised for National Highway security from internal resources. BSF asks Rangers to check terrorist movement near their posts after yet another infiltration bid in Samba sector.

Jan 24:         Even if terrorists managed their escape from an encounter at Kalampora in Pulwama a civilian was killed in the encounter triggering protests in Pulwama. Huge cache of arms and ammunition was recovered in Baramulla. Explosives were also recovered in Rajouri-Poonch ahead of R-Day. A youth was injured in mine blast in Akhnoor.

Jan 25:         Mortars were fired on LoC in Poonch. In her ceremonial address on the eve of R-Day, President Pratibha Patil said that government was committed to high vigil and action against terror. Governor NN Vohra favoured conciliation and dialogue while Omar Abdullah favoured internal and external talks.

Jan 26:         A terrorist was killed and a Havaldar injured as IB was rattled by heavy Pak firing in Kanachak sector. The Republic Day celebrations passed off peacefully in the state and no flag hoisting ceremony was organised at Lal Chowk Srinagar.

Jan 27:         SHO Ganderbal escaped bid on life while a constable was injured as terrorist targeted their vehicle with a grenade in Lar, Ganderbal, BSF lodged protests over R-Day intrusion bid.

Jan 28:         A CPM activist and his nephew were shot at and critically injured by terrorists in Kulgam. Arms and ammunition was recovered in Sabjan, Poonch and a terrorist arrested. Eight youth on way to PoK were arrested at Parimpora, Srinagar. Omar Abdullah said that firing on borders will stop once Indo-Pak talks resume.

Jan 29:         Two Army jawans were killed but terrorists managed their escape in an encounter in Dachan, Kishtwar. A terrorist and a criminal were detained under PSA in Udhampur. India ruled out composite dialogue but said that ‘measured contract’ will continue with Pakistan.

Jan 30:         An HuM terrorist was reportedly holed up in an encounter in Baramulla. Farooq Abdullah said that Pakistan must punish 26/11 accused.

Jan 31:         The terrorist Basharat escaped from the encounter in Sopore, Baramulla. 11 kg RDX  was recovered from a hideout in Kupwara. A protesting youth was allegedly killed with a teargas shell at Gojwara, Srinagar.