Asif Suhaf, Srinagar: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has taken another major action against terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir. NIA has attached the property of Mushtaq Ahmed Zargar, Chief of Al Umer terrorist organization. Please inform that Mushtaq has a connection with Air India’s plane (IC-814) hijack case in December 1999 in Kandahar, Afghanistan. At present, terrorist Mushtaq is active in Pakistan.
Mushtaq Ahmad Zargar alias Latram was arrested earlier. He was released from jail in exchange for the plane hijack along with Masood Azhar and Umar Sheikh, chief of the terrorist organization Jaish-e-Mohammed. On December 31, 1999, the central government released three dreaded terrorists, including Mushtaq Ahmed, lodged in Indian jails, so that 160 Indians aboard the hijacked Indian Airlines flight could be safely returned.
In a major offensive against terrorists operating from Pak, NIA attaches Srinagar-based property of Mushtaq Zargar,founder-chief commander of Al-Umar Mujahideen, who was released with JeM chief Masood Azhar in exchange of pax of hijacked Indian Airlines flight at Kandahar in 1999 pic.twitter.com/xXsAeNnPfb
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Mushtaq is active in Pakistan since his release
According to Indian agencies, Mushtaq Ahmad Zargar alias Latram has been active in Pakistan since his release in IC-814 and continues to harbor terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir. Please tell that Mushtaq Zargar was also involved in the kidnapping of Rubaiya Sayeed, daughter of former Union Home Minister late Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, in 1989.