The unabashed state-sponsored terror machinery operating from Pakistani soil remains rooted to a familiar modus operandi. Identify gullible or helpless youth in desperate need of money, indoctrinate them, drum radical and
spiteful ideas into their impressionable minds and make them fight the so-called battle of jihad. If the catchment area extends to Kashmir, it includes Pakistan as well. Here’s a case in point.
On the night of September
18 last year, a group of six Pakistani terrorists of Lashkar-e-Toiba tried to infiltrate across the Line of Control (LoC) into the Uri Sector of Baramulla district in J&K. The terrorists had crossed the forward deployment of the Pakistani Army before reaching
the LoC, something that wouldn’t be possible with the active support of the Pakistani troops. While trying to cross the LoC fence, the terrorists were spotted by an Indian patrol party. An exchange of fire ensued. While two terrorists managed to sneak
in, four ran back into PoJK, taking advantage of the dense foliage and darkness.
Additional troops were mobilised and a search launched for the two terrorists. Finally, at 4.50 pm on September 25, a patrol party spotted
the duo 800 metres inside Indian territory. The incident happened 19 km from the Uri Police Station, according to FIR No. 99/2021 lodged on September 27, 2021 accessed by StratNews Global. A case was lodged under various sections of the Arms Act and Explosives
In the gunfire that followed, one of the terrorists was killed a day later. He was identified as Atiq-ur-Rehman alias Qari Anas, a resident of Punjab Province in Pakistan. The other terrorist surrendered and was interrogated
during which he sang like a canary, exposing the Pakistani Army and the ISI. Here are the details StratNews Global has accessed.
The surrendered terrorist identified himself as 19-year-old Ali Babar Patra, a resident of
Okara district in Pakistan’s Punjab Province. His father died in 2006 after prolonged illness. Later, his mother was diagnosed with stones in the gallbladder but the family, already finding it difficult to make ends meet, could barely afford her treatment.
Under these circumstances, Patra was brainwashed by his friend and LeT terrorist Qari Anas to join the terrorist group. Patra told his interrogators it seemed a way out of the poverty-stricken life his family was leading.
confessed to have undertaken 21 days of training in January 2019 at Markaz-e-Khyber, Garhi Habibullah, near Muzaffarabad under the supervision of Abu Hanzla, a retired Subedar of the Pakistani Army. He was taught religious texts, physical fitness and handling
weapons, each of these for a week. The teenager was indoctrinated for jihad through narration of stories & depiction of videos that claimed persecution of Muslims in Kashmir. Personnel from the Pak Special Service Group (SSG) also visited the training
camp to ‘motivate’ new recruits. After completion of the training, Patra was given 10 days of leave and told to report back at the camp. He did not.
A year later, Anas got in touch with Patra with an offer: join
LeT and you will get Rs 20,000 for your mother’s treatment. Although he was reluctant, Patra agreed. He attended a week-long refresher course at the same venue. On April 23, 2021, he was sent to Hallan Shumali (see picture below) where
he was given technical training for four to five months on how to handle GPS devices and apps such as Alpine Quest, Patra confessed.