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Incidents and Statements involving Lashkar-e-Toiba : 2012

2012

  • December 31: LeT in the past two years, since 2010 'uprising', has managed to rope in nearly 70 recruits mostly in the age group of 20 and 25. Sources in the Intelligence Bureau have said that the 2010 'uprising' in Kashmir has started to show its effects today. A majority of the stone-pelters during that 'uprising' were found to be LeT cadres who continued their battle against security agencies.

  • December 28: Two LeT militant, identified as Imtiyaz Ahmed Teli alias Fahadullah Kashmiri and Mohammad Aamir Bhat alias Khalid alias Khursheed were shot dead in an encounter in Chandgam area of Pulwama District.

  • December 24: Two LeT militants, identified as Mudasir Sheikh alias Mavia and his Pakistani associate Tamim, allegedly involved in an attack on a hotel in Srinagar, and a Policeman were killed in a fierce encounter in Dodhipora village of Kulgam District.

  • December 21: Police arrested one LeT militant, Mohammad Altaf Ganie alias Cheema, from village Raipora, Palhalan (Baramulla District). The militant was involved in the killing of Sarpanch Ghulam Mohammad Yatoo on September 10, 2012.

  • December 19: United States asked Pakistan to dismantle LeT. This is for the first time probably that the US has urged Pakistan to dismantle LeT.

    The last surviving LeT militants in village Saidapora of Sopore locality in Baramulla District opened fire injuring two SF personnel when they were clearing the debris from the encounter site.

    The US Government has informed Federal Court in New York court that Pakistan's ISI and its former Director Generals "enjoy immunity" in the case related to November 26, 2008, and asked Pakistan to dismantle LeT and support India's efforts to counter terrorist threat.

  • December 18: The SFs shot dead six militants belonging to LeT outfit in village Saidapora of Sopore locality in Baramulla District.

  • December 17: UMHA Sushilkumar Shinde asserted in Parliament that Pakistan had misled India on the arrest of 26/11 attack mastermind and LeT 'chief' and JuD 'founder' Hafiz Saeed, stating that Saeed was never arrested for the 26/11 massacre.

  • December 16: SFs trapped a group of 5-6 heavily armed militants in village Hard Shiva in Sopore area of Baramulla District. This is the same area where SFs shot dead a 'divisional commander' of LeT and two other militants on December 13.

  • December 14: Pakistan Federal Minister of Interior A Rehman Malik defended LeT 'founder' and JuD 'chief' Hafiz Muhammad Saeed.

  • December 13: UMHA Sushilkumar Shinde said that HM and LeT outfits remain to be the dominant militant groups operating in parts of J&K despite improvement situation.

    A 'divisional commander' of LeT was among three top militants killed in two separate incidents in Cherhar Tujar and Mundji areas of Sopore in Baramulla District.

  • December 11: MoS for Home Affairs, R.P.N. Singh, told the Lok Sabha that LeT, IM, BKI and KTF are interested in carrying out terrorist attacks in India.

    Poonch's Principal Sessions Judge Kishore Kumar acquitted an alleged LeT 'commander', identified as Taj, in murder case as the prosecution failed to prove its case.

  • December 9: Two LeT militants shot dead trying to infiltrate in Krishna Ghati sector on LoC in Poonch District.

  • December 7: Kathmandu has been asked to strengthen its screening process along India-Nepal borders as HuM, LeT and JeM were using it to launch terror modules in India.

  • December 5: Drawing its cadres from LeT, JeM and HM, terrorist outfit HuA is resuming operations under a new name of Jabbar-ul-Mujahideen.

  • November 28: The sentencing of American-born LeT terrorist David Coleman Headley has been fixed for January 17, 2013 while that of his accomplice Tahawwur Rana has been rescheduled for January 15 from December 4.

  • November 27: Replying to a question, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs R. P. N Singh told Lok Sabha (Lower House of Parliament) that various terrorist groups, including Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT), Indian Mujahideen (IM) and Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) are engaged in terrorist activities in the country. "As per available information, militants/terrorists active in India are often supported by their parent outfits based abroad, particularly in Pakistan," he said. Singh said other terrorist outfits which are active in India include Harkat-ul-Mujahideen (HuM), Al-Umma, Al Badr, Harkat-ul-Jehadi-Islami (HuJI), Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM), Babbar Khalsa International (BKI), Khalistan Zindabad Force (KZF) and Khalistan Tiger Force (KTF).

  • November 26: US Under Secretary for Political Affairs, Wendy Sherman said that the US is reviewing India's request for the extradition of November 26, 2008 (26/11), conspirators David Coleman Headley and Tahawwur Rana.

  • November 21: LeT has threatened to avenge the hanging of Ajmal Kasab at the earliest. The Police have sounded a high alert in Reasi District in general and Katra town in particular where the cave shrine of Vaishno Devi is nestled in the Trikuta Hills.

    Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab, LeT terrorist from 26/11 terror attack, was hanged to death at the Yerawada Prison in Pune (Maharashtra).

    The President had rejected Kasab's mercy plea on November 5.

    The LeT, accused of masterminding the 26/11 mumbai terror attack, called Muhammad Ajmal Amin Iman alias Kasab a "hero and a source of inspiration" for other fighters.

    The TTP too condemned Kasab's death. The extremist outfits showered praises on the Kasab, elevating him to the rank of a "new icon". To them, Kasab had gone thousands of miles away on a "holy mission".

  • November 16: Police recovered huge quantity of ammunition and explosives from an OGW of LeT from Chaki-Chollan area in Shopian District. Police said that 300 rounds of AK ammunition and 60 kilograms of RDX were recovered from his possession.

  • November 14: India is struggling to bring back several most wanted terrorists Dawood Ibrahim, Hafiz Saeed, Maulana Masood Azhar, Iqbal Memon alias Iqbal Mirchi among others.

  • November 13: Militant, identified as Shabir Ahmad Mir a top 'commander' of LeT, was shot dead in an encounter with the SFs in Kujjar village of Kulgam District.

  • November 10: LeT 'commander' Muzaffar Molvi alias Muzza Molvi escaped from Army and Police in Sidiq Colony in Sopore town of Baramulla. Police and Army launched a joint operation.

  • November 8: Principal Sessions Judge Udhampur awarded seven years rigorous imprisonment and fine of INR 10,000 to LeT militant Abu Baker, son of Abdullah of Manipur.

    LeT operative Syed Zabiuddin Ansari aka Abu Jundal sent money to India from Saudi Arabia at least twice after the Mumbai attack.

    The Maharashtra ATS filed a supplementary charge sheet against Jundal in the May 9, 2009 Aurangabad (Maharashtra) arms haul case before MCOCA Court.

    Jundal also told Gujarat Police that LeT used Gujarat riots (2002) as an emotional trigger to introduce Gujarat youths to terrorism. A strong terror network has been built in the state.

  • November 7: Jatti border on Bihar-Kathmandu route is being used by LeT and HM militants to enter into India and reach Jammu and Kashmir.

  • November 6: UMHA Sushil Kumar Shinde showed concern over the efficacy of red corner notices on terrorist vis-à-vis Pakistan providing shelter to the perpetrators of March 12, 1993 Mumbai (Maharashtra) serial bomb blasts and November 26, 2008 (26/11) Mumbai terror attacks, like Dawood Ibrahim and Hafiz Saeed.

    Police arrested a LeT militant, his wife and two children at Thanna Mandi Bridge in Rajouri District. The militant had taken the route of Karachi-Kathmandu-Bihar-Jammu to reach Rajouri.

  • November 5: Police learnt that "several cadres of LeT and IM are hiding in Mumbai (Maharasthra), Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. LeT and IM are coordinating with associates of Fayaz Kagzi in Saudi Arabia and Pakistan.

  • November 4: Syed Thanjim allegedly links to terror outfits LeT and HuJI has been arrested by Bangalore City (Karnataka) Crime Branch team. He was a close associate of Shoaib Ahmad Mirza alias Chotu who was arrested on August 29, 2012.

  • November 3: The Maharashtra ATS filed a supplementary charge sheet in the special court against suspected LeT operative Zabihuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal in the 2006 Aurangabad arms haul case.

    Interrogation report of six militants of LeT reveals that the LeT aims to push back the economy of Jammu and Kashmir and disrupt the communication system in the state by destroying the mobile towers.

  • October 30: According to the Police, around 18 youths from the Jammu and Kashmir have joined different militant groups during the year 2012. Most of these young persons have joined HM or LeT, two key militant outfits operating in the State.

    Unconfirmed reports put the number of Kashmiri youth who have taken up gun in the past one year at more than 40.

  • October 29: Islamabad (Pakistan) agreed in principle to allow a team of Indian investigators to access the evidence collected against arrested LeT 'commander' Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi and six others being tried in 26/11 Mumbai terror attack case there.

    The USA has assured the NIA access to LeT operative David Coleman Headley and his girlfriend. NIA team has also sought access to Headley's wife Shazia Gilani and his associate Tahawwur Hussain Rana.

  • October 24: According Zabihuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal, Abu Ismail had worked as a compounder at a Civil Hospital in Karachi, in Pakistan, before joining the terror outfit camp.

  • October 22: Another employee of hotel Silver Star in Srinagar succumbed to injuries in the raising the death toll to two in the shootout by LeT militants on October 19.

    Syed Zabiuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal is being probed by Gujarat ATS that whether did he set up sleeper cells for terrorists in Gujarat. ATS officials produced Jundal before a local court which granted him remand till November 3.

  • October 21: Two LeT militants, including a 'divisional commander', identified as Muzamil Amin Dar alias Urfi alias Abu Hushaam, were killed by the SFs in Shallapora locality of Sopore in Baramulla District. The other slain militant was identified as Abdullah Shaheen, a Pakistani resident.

    Delhi Police prepared a list of 460 important places that may be attacked by IM terrorists during Diwali. LeT have threatened to blow up important places around Diwali.

    Abu Jundal was brought to Ahmadabad by a team of State ATS.

    Jundal revealed how Pakistan's ISI officer Major Sameer Ali had a long conversation with Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, chief operational commander of LeT, a few hours before the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack.

  • October 20: To prevent attacks on Srinagar and National Highway from LeT, which had made base in the outskirts of Srinagar, Army has set up a camp in village Chattergam in Budgam District.

  • October 19: Abu Jundal has said that he had seen US national David Headley while undergoing training in Muridke city of Lahore District in Punjab Province of Pakistan.

    A youth from Aurangabad District of Maharashtra, who deposed before the Court said that he used to live in Beed District earlier and had seen Baig working with terror suspect Abu Jundal in 2006.

    The LeT militants attacked an Army convoy in Srinagar on Bypass near Srinagar Railway Station in Jammu and Kashmir and while fleeing through a nearby hotel fired at their staff, killing one of them and injuring two others.

    LeT spokesman Abdullah Gaznavi claiming attack on the Army convoy on Srinagar Bypass said that four Fidayeen took part in the attack in which two Army vehicles were damaged.

  • October 18: Fayyaz Kagzi, LeT operative, helped Abu Jundal in fleeing the country when he was under the radar of the ATS after the Aurangabad arms haul case of May, 2006.

    Bilal Shaikh alias Lalbaba, a LeT terrorist who was arrested for hatching a conspiracy to attack the MPA in Nashik, received training in Muzaffarabad District of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, in an advanced combat course.

  • October 17: Police have also learnt from the arrested men that several LeT and IM operatives are hiding in Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. LeT and IM are in constant touch with Pakistan and Saudi Arabia-based associates of Fayyaz Kagzi.

  • October 16: Revelations made by Abu Jundal disclosed that LeT has permeated Bangladesh administration.

    Jundal has revealed that at least 12 IM and LeT modules have been trained to target major Indian cities.

    The ISI was involved in every stage of the 26/11 attacks, which were planned and launched over a long period. The charge sheet names Pakistan''s FIA and the ISI as facilitators for terror groups such as the LeT.

    Intelligence agencies have established that the bombs used in both Zaveri Bazaar blasts in Mumbai (July 13, 2011) 13/7 and Pune (Maharashtra) serial blasts (August 1, 2012) were made by two Pakistani LeT militants.

  • October 12: LeT leader Fayyaz Kagzi, said to be the mentor of three IM operatives arrested by Delhi Police, did not engage Asad, Imran and Sayed but they volunteered to carry out jehad.

    IM is worth INR 500 million and its major donors are the rich Sheikhs of Saudi and Gulf countries. Pakistan's ISI has entrusted LeT to arrange funds for IM during holy month of Ramadan when rich donate for zakaat.

  • October 11: Delhi Police stumbled upon the IM module by tracing their phone calls and email conversations with their contacts, suspected to be the Bhatkal brothers and Fayyaz Kagzi in Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.

    It was through Fayyaz Kagzi that Asad was introduced to Riyaz and Iqbal. He then remained in touch them through email and phone.

  • October 9: Police have come across with revelations made by three militants, including a woman from PoK, who had returned from Pakistan via Nepal that they had been plotting to target Baglihar hydro-electric power project at Chanderkoot in Ramban District. The plot to target Baglihar project was hatched in PoK by top LeT 'commander' Abu Faraar with the help of Pakistan Army and ISI.

  • October 8: Abu Jundal was remanded in the NIA custody till October 20, 2012 by a Delhi court.

  • October 5: Three alleged LeT terrorists, including a Pakistani national, facing trial on charges of plotting an attack to disrupt celebrations being held in 2007 to mark the 150th anniversary of the First War of Independence, were acquitted by a trial court in New Delhi.

  • October 4: Following an application for custody by the NIA, Abu Jundal was produced before the court of Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Delhi, and sent in judicial custody till October 12, 2012.

  • October 1: Fresh handwritten posters of LeT threatening the panchayat chiefs with "dire consequences" surfaced, adding a deadline of October 3, in Srinagar's old city area.

    Police busted a LeT module in the Budgam District by arresting six militants. The arrestees were found involved in the burning of Baba Hanief-ud-din shrine at Ratsuna in Beeru on July 15, 2012 and a Masjid in Narbal Magam, both in Budgam District.

    Police said Farooq Ahmad Mir, one of the arrestees, confessed before the Budgam Judicial Magistrate that he was directed by the LeT militants in Pakistan to burn the religious places to ignite an agitation like that of 2010.

  • September 30: Maharashtra ATS and Central agencies probing the August 1, 2012 Pune (Maharashtra) blasts are now closing in on fronts funding IM and its activities. One such key front based in south India projects itself as dedicated to social service but is modelled along the lines of the banned JuD in Pakistan the LeT's parent body. It has set up several illegal financial channels through which money is being channelled into the country for IM activities.

  • September 28: During a public hearing organised by the Standing Committee on Defence and Defence Production of the Senate or upper house of parliament, former FIA chief Tariq Pervez Khosa had said that sleuths had uncovered two LeT training camps in Thatta and Karachi, the capital of Sindh Province that were used by militants involved in 26/11.

  • September 27: Army thwarted infiltration attempt by a group of five to six LeT militants at forward village of Balnoi on the LoC in Mendhar sector of Poonch District, killing two militants and forcing others to retreat to PoK.

  • September 26: LeT founder and JuD 'chief' Hafiz Muhammad Saeed accused US President Barack Obama of starting a religious war against Muslims over his handling of the anti-Islam video.

    In the second charge sheet,filed by Delhi Police, Abu Jundal is accused of involvement in terror activities across India. "He, along with Lashkar-e-Toiba [LeT] chief Zaki-ur-Rehman alias Lakhvi, monitored the 26/11 attacks from a control room at Malir in Karachi [Pakistan]," says the charge sheet. It also names Fasih Mohammad as a suspect in the Bangalore and Delhi blasts. He has been detained in Saudi Arabia.

    The charge sheet said Jundal stated that one of the LeT operatives, Asim alias Abu Kahajo, the main handler of 10 terrorists involved in Mumbai terror attack, blamed failure of intended operation in September 2008 on selection of wrong time and the bad situation of Moon.

    The Centre asked all coastal states to step up vigilance in coordination with local Police and Indian Coast Guard. The instructions were passed on to state agencies during a meeting of security and intelligence officials in light of intelligence inputs stating LeT's plan to carry out attacks in India anytime between September 2012 and January 2013.

    Pakistan has linked India's demand for speeding up the 26/11 blast trial India's decision on allowing a Pakistani judicial commission to visit Mumbai for a second time to cross-examine four witnesses. Pakistan put forth its condition when Shinde raised the issue of speeding up the trial against the seven jailed Pakistani accused including LeT 'commanders' Zakir-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, Zarar Shah, Abu Al Qama and others.

    The Mumbai Police suspect that the LeT may have conspired to send 26/11 handler Abu Jundal from Pakistan to the Middle East, so he could be caught by Indian agencies, thereby exposing the involvement of an Indian in the terror attacks.

    Sources said that after Pakistan received a lot of criticism about the setting up of a control room in Karachi (Sindh) to coordinate the 26/11 terror attack on Mumbai, LeT bosses ensured that Jundal, a native of Beed District of Maharashtra, moved to the Middle East so he could come into the radar of Indian agencies.

    Security has been strengthened at places frequented by Israelis, such as Chabad House in Mumbai (Maharashtra) and Paharganj in New Delhi, following a general alert about the possibility of attacks by terrorist group LeT.

    Police have learnt that 35 terrorists of Indian Mujahideen (IM), LeT, Harkat-ul-Mujahideen (HuM) and other organizations might cause a disturbance in the upcoming festive season. Apart from making the faces of these terrorists public, Police are deploying extra men to check out guesthouses and other crowded locations.

  • September 25: A top LeT 'commander' was among two militants killed in an encounter in Handwara forests of Kupwara District. An Army trooper was killed, while two Army troopers, including an officer, were injured in the encounter.

    The trial of LeT 'commander' Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi and six other Pakistani suspects charged with involvement in the 26/11 Mumbai attacks was adjourned till September 29, 2012, as the judge was unavailable to conduct the hearing. Court officials in Rawalpindi (Punjab) said the hearing had been put off till September 29.

    Meanwhile, India asked Pakistan to expedite the trial of 26/11 Mumbai (Maharashtra) attacks accused when Indian Union Minister of Home Affairs Sushil Kumar Shinde met his counterpart Rehman Malik in Maldivian capital Male.

  • September 24: UMHA has asked the Jammu and Kashmir Government to hold early elections for civic bodies and block development councils, given intelligence alert that Pakistan-based LeT is intimidating people against participating in the democratic exercise.

    The special cell arrested a 29-year-old Nigerian, identified as Theophilus, along with his local aide, Gurpreet, possessing 8kg of heroin worth INR 200 million from Pankha Road in Delhi. It is also reported that the drug syndicate has connection with a LeT group processing heroin, and then smuggling it into India from Pakistan through the Attari border, Amritsar District of Punjab. The accused is part of a network of Nigerians settled in Pakistan and Afghanistan with its headquarters in Karachi (Sindh).

    Police custody of LeT operative Abu Jundal was extended by nine more days, till October 3, 2012, by Chief Judicial Magistrate A.D. Sawant.

  • September 17: MAC alert, based on inputs received from sources, has said that LeT is reorganizing its external operations group to plan a terror attack outside Pakistan. The alert said that the attacks have been planned in September 2012 and two simultaneous attacks at different locations during November 2012 to January 2013.

    MAC has also mentioned LeT militant Sajid Mir, who had worked closely with 26/11 mastermind David Coleman Headley and LeT handler Muzammil, in its alert. MAC alert has also said that the militants of LeT have already moved out of Pakistan to conduct 'unrevealed intelligence activities'.

  • September 22: Abu Jundal told Police that two Indian nationals are still living in LeT's Bait-ul-Mujahideeen, a training camp of militants in Pakistan. Jundal told Police that two boys from his native District-Beed (Maharashtra) are still living in Pakistan. Jundal identified them as Aijaz alias Abu Sherjil and Masood alias Abu Zarar.

  • September 21: Minister of State for Home Affairs Ramachandran Mullappally said that the government received intelligence in July that LeT was conspiring to hijack a flight between New Delhi and Srinagar, most likely with HM assistance.

  • September 18: The Additional Sessions Court in Nashik of Maharashtra adjourned the trial in the case of alleged conspiracy by LeT militants to attack the Maharashtra Police Academy here in 2010 till October 3, 2012.

  • September 16: Abu Jundal key conspirator of 26/11 told interrogators that he was assisting the LeT in maintaining their website for six to seven months prior to the 26/11 strike.

  • September 15: Two LeT militants were killed as SF personnel launched an operation in Baila near Mohra on the eastern side of river Jhelum in the forests of Uri in Baramulla District

  • September 14: Principal Sessions Judge Udhampur (Udhampur District), A K Koul awarded 10 years imprisonment to Mohd Yousuf alias Mithu, a close associate of LeT ‘commander’ Qari.

  • September 11: Jundal also said the ISI major interacted with LeT bosses present in the control room, officials said.

  • September 10: The killing of Palhalan Sarpanch took place after LeT posters had appeared in several areas of Pattan asking Panchs and Sarpanchs to resign or face consequences. These posters appeared outside Masjids.

    The Delhi Police has charge sheeted four persons, including a suspected LeT operative for allegedly planning to execute blasts at major shopping centres in Delhi at the behest of their Pakistani handlers.

  • September 9: SFs destroyed a natural hideout of LeT militants and recovered a large quantity of arms, ammunition and explosive material from Budhal area under the jurisdiction of Kandi Police Station in Rajouri District.

    Up to 43 organisations, trusts and groups have been outlawed so far by the Government for alleged involvement in terrorist activities, according to figures released by the Interior Minister. Including JuD. Though JuD remained proscribed by the UN, it was not banned by the Government until 2002 when its name had been changed to LeT.

  • September 8: A highly-specialised cyber division of Pakistan’s the ISI has been assigned the task of training operatives of militant outfits in the use of cyber technology. The ISI’s cyber experts are visiting training camps of militant outfits like the LeT, JeM and the IM most of which are located in PoK to train their cadre in use of computers.

  • September 4: Minister of State for Home Affairs, Jitendra Singh told Lok Sabha, "During investigation of the (26/11) case pertaining to the activities of [Pakistani-American LeT operative] David Coleman Headley and others it was revealed that fake Indian currency notes were given to him for using these in India.” He added: "Under the Indo-US homeland security dialogue, counterfeit currency is one of the aspects for cooperation."

    Pakistan's Interior Ministry warned authorities that a group of TTP militants plan to carry out attacks on targets in Islamabad and Rawalpindi Districts, including the prison where LeT militants charged with involvement in the Mumbai attacks of 2008 are being held.

  • September 4: Abu Jundal told investigators that the Karachi control room, from where handlers guided 26/11 terrorists, was set up three days before the attack and was equipped with various gadgets, including laptops and satellite phones. The control room was established on the orders of LeT ‘chief’ Hafiz Saeed in the office of one Abu Yakoob in the locality of Quaidabad in Karachi District in the Sindh Province, between Malir Cantonment and Jinnah International Airport. Jundal further told interrogators that, on November 26, 2008 Shah, Nadeem and Kahafa fasted and regularly inspected the gadgets. During the day, two Pakistani army officers—Major Sameer Ali and Sajid Mir—came to the control room, checked up on everybody and left. Nadeem also left at some point. Around 7pm, LeT ‘commander’ Zaki-Ur-Rahman Lakhvi arrived with Abu Alkama and Abu Wassi, broke their fast and offered namaz. They took dinner at 8pm and switched on the TV. Jundal told investigators that he instructed terrorists Abu Babar Imran and Nasir Abu Umar, who attacked Nariman House in Colaba in Mumbai.

  • September 1: In a crackdown on terror modules operating in Karnataka, Bangalore Police arrested one more youth with alleged links to LeT and HuJI.

    August 31: The Aurangabad ATS arrested four men with LeT in Nanded city in Nanded District, who were allegedly in contact with the 11 men arrested in Karnataka.

    Fresh evidence has emerged that top 26/11 suspect Zaki-ur-Rahman Lakhvi continues to be provided security by the LeT though he is in the maximum-security AT Adiala jail in Rawalpindi District of Punjab Province in Pakistan.

  • August 30: US Treasury Department designated eight leaders of the LeT as terrorists and placed sanctions on them, holding them accountable for the Mumbai attacks in 2008, and attacks on coalition and Afghan forces in Afghanistan. According to a press release, the leaders who face sanctions include Sajid Mir, Abdullah Mujahid, Ahmed Yaqub, Hafiz Khalid Walid, Qari Muhammad Yaqoob Sheikh, Amir Hamza, Abdullah Muntazir and Talha Saeed.

    Meanwhile, the JuD said that it had no link with the LeT. The JuD’s statement came hours after the US announced that it was freezing the assets the JuD or its eight leaders may have in the US and prohibiting the US citizens and officials from engaging in any business with these individuals. Senior JuD leader Amir Hamza described the US decision as an attempt to defame the JuD leadership. “The LeT is an occupied Kashmir-based religious organisation, which has been struggling to help Kashmiris get freedom from India and we have no link with the LeT,” said Amir Hamza, adding the American action to place JuD leaders’ names on the US list of specially designated persons with link to terrorism was absolutely wrong and baseless.

    India welcomed the US action slapping sanctions on LeT top eight ‘commanders’, including 26/11 terror attacks mastermind Sajid Mir.

  • August 29: The security agencies, meanwhile, ruled out the possibility of the LeT top ‘commander’, Fahadullah, operating in Sopore area being the part of the mission.

    Fierce gun fight followed when SFs trapped the ‘divisional commander’ of the LeT in Kashmir valley, Mohammad Qasim, and ‘district commander’ of the outfit, Mudasir Sheikh, in village Brinail in Pirpanchal Mountains in Kulgam District.

    11 persons with suspected links to terror outfits LeT and HuJI were arrested from Bangalore and Hubil in Dharwad District

    Two of the 11 arrested in Karnataka for links with LeT and HuJI had reportedly met top officials of Pakistan's ISI.

  • August 28: The trial court that sentenced the lone arrested 26/11 Mumbai attacks accused Pakistani national Ajmal Kasab to death has permitted Mumbai Police to collect original recordings of intercepts made by intelligence agencies during the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, and match them with voice samples of one of the prime handlers of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks and arrested LeT operative Abu Jundal

  • August 27: The intelligence agencies have cautioned the Jammu and Kashmir Police to keep a close watch on the activities of HM and LeT who are trying to rope in surrendered militants back into their fold.

  • August 24: MCOCA court sent prime handler of the 26/11 attacks and LeT operative Abu Jundal in Police custody till September 3, 2012, in the 2006 Aurangabad arms haul case.

  • August 23: Based on intelligence inputs, the RBI has asked banks to scrub the system to spot the transfer of funds to an account in Lahore (Pakistan), in what is seen as a significant move to spot beneficiaries and supporters of LeT founder Hafiz Saeed in India.

    The Intelligence Bureau (IB) is said to have stumbled upon "huge funds being transferred to Jamaat-Ud-Dawa [JuD] account in the name of Al-Rashid Trust and the money is coming from Arab countries". IB believes some of the terror funding to Saeed might have been routed through Indian banks and has sought RBI's assistance.

  • August 19: Army warns of potential recruitment of jihadis in India as they got information about LeT and its political front, JuD, holding a meeting in Karachi (Pakistan) on July 2 on the attack on Rohingiya Muslims in Myanmar, a senior Army officer told.

  • August 14: The special MCOCA court remanded one of the prime handlers of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks and arrested LeT operative Abu Jundal in Maharashtra ATS custody till August 24 in connection with the 2006 Aurangabad (Maharashtra) arms haul case.

  • August 12: UMHA sounded a high alert in J&K Airports along with few other sensitive Airports of the country on the inputs given by the Intelligence agencies that 14 militants of LeT were plotting to hijack an aircraft to get some of their top colleagues released from the jail.

    A high alert was sounded at Jaipur (Rajasthan) airport by the CISF and the city Police in the wake of an IB alert on a possible hijack plan at four probable spots in the country, including Jaipur.  In its advisory, the IB referred to LeT and former SIMI members and also gave names of seven suspects to the State Police agencies, which included two pilots and two couples from Ahmadabad (Gujarat).

    LeT is planning to hijack plane from Ahmadabad (Gujarat) says IB source. The Ahmadabad airport has been put on high alert following the inputs. The source also said that two hardcore LeT members are among the 21 involved in the plot. 

    LeT operative Abu Jundal made a confessional statement before a magistrate giving a deep insight into Pakistan-based LeT terror group's role in the 26/11 attacks.

    A communication between terrorist of two terrorist organisations, LeT and IM, intercepted by the central IB has revealed that terror operatives failed to plant a bomb-laden car in Ahmadabad.

  • August 10: BCAS issued a circular to all airports in the country, after getting information that a team of 14 people has been trained to hijack an aircraft. The circular said that some LeT cadres, including female and two male cadres, have sneaked into the country and they have made fake identity cards in Ahmedabad (Gujarat).

    LeT operative Abu Jundal has told Mumbai Police that terror group LeT is planning to carry out aerial attacks on Indian cities and has trained 150 paragliders for this.

    Security at New Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport has been beefed up after IB alerted security agencies that militants belonging to LeT may try to hijack a plane ahead of the Independence Day.

  • August 9: LeT operative Abu Jundal, has shown his willingness to confess his role in 26/11 Mumbai attacks before the magistrate court under section 164 of the Criminal Procedure Code.

    Ajmal Amir Kasab identified Abu Jundal as one of the key conspirators of the Mumbai terror attacks. They were questioned together inside Kasab's high-security prison by the Police at the Arthur Road Jail in Mumbai.

  • August 8: Mumbai Crime Branch officials picked up a man from Beed (Maharashtra) for his alleged role in August 1 Pune bomb blast. The name has not been disclosed, but the man is alleged accomplice of one of the prime handlers of the 26/11 attacks and arrested LeT operative Abu Jundal.

    Abu Jundal told to Mumbai Police’s crime branch that he was not the first choice to help coordinate the attacks. According to Jundal, LeT operative Zulfikar Fayyaz Kagzi was the first choice.

    One of the prime handlers of 26/11 Mumbai attacks and arrested LeT operative Abu Jundal told the Maharashtra ATS that two senior ISI officers are exclusively in charge of the Indian operatives of the LeT.

  • August 7: Pakistan Judicial commission wants to visit India again for cross examination of witnesses of 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks case, for gathering evidence against seven accused, including Let militant, Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi.

    One of the prime handlers of 26/11 Mumbai attacks and arrested LeT operative Abu Jundal has told the investigator 26/11 was allegedly a part of LeT plan to adopt a ‘more aggressive’ anti-India approach.

    Indian Navy Chief Admiral Nirmal Verma said that apart from conventional challenges and geopolitical forces, terrorism from the sea and terrorism at sea were now present-day realities and combating naval terror threats is a part of Indian Navy’s preparation. He was responding to a question on the recent alleged disclosure that the LeT had reactivated its maritime wing.

  • August 6: Kerala Crime Branch team arrested three suspects, who allegedly have links with terrorist outfit LeT, from their hideout at Perumbavoor in Ernakulum District.

    Members of eight little-known terrorist groups met under the ‘chairmanship’ of LeT’s Abdullah Ghaznavi and warned journalists "to remain away from security agencies and police officers". Journalists were warned against "strengthening the occupation and instead highlight the pain and suffering of Kashmiris due to oppressive state-sponsored policies" at the meeting.

  • August 3: Police and Army recovered a consignment of arms and ammunition belonging to LeT in Mendhar tehsil of Poonch District.

    One of the handlers of as 26/11 Mumbai attacks and arrested LeT operative Abu Jundal named Indian operatives of LeT who have been in Pakistan for long. The four are — Abu Sherjil and Abu Jarar from Beed, Abu Musab from Jammu, who, along with Jundal, is an accused in the 2006 Aurangabad arms haul case. The fourth person is Abu Jaid alias Lal Baba, who has been booked in the plot to blow up the Nasik Police Academy.

    Abu Jundal, told the Police that the Pune German Bakery blast conspiracy was planned in 2008 but it could not be executed as the LeT bosses wanted a Mumbai operation first.

    Justice V. K. Shali Tribunal has submitted its report on SIMI to the MHA, confirming the ban on SIMI that it has links with Pakistan-based terror outfits, including the LeT and its frontal outfit, the IM.

    One of the handlers of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks and arrested LeT operative Abu Jundal said to Crime Branch of the Police that the arrest of 10 LeT members by Pakistan's FIA immediately after 26/11 was eyewash.

  • August 2: A LeT ‘district commander’, identified as Hanzala, is believed to be dead in an encounter in the forest area of Handwara in Kupwara District.

    Secretary of State of the Department had also designated certain organisations as FTOs in accordance with Section 219 of the INA. Those designated as FTO included HuJI, HuM, JeM and LeT, which are also conducting terrorist activities in J&K State. 

    The actual size of LeT is unknown, but it has several thousand members in PoK and Punjab Province of Pakistan, besides southern Kashmir, and Doda regions.

    The 'Country Report on Terrorism 2011', released by the US State Department this week states Several terrorist organisations like LeT have also been collecting funds in the form of donations from wealthy persons including Kashmiri business persons and several Pakistan expatriate communities in the Middle East and Europe, particularly the United Kingdom, Islamic non-governmental organizations and Pakistani business families.

  • August 1: One of the handlers of 26/11 Mumbai attacks and arrested LeT operative Abu Jundal’s IP addresses will be access by the Police officials to ascertain the fact that he communicated with his fellow terrorists through email when he was on the run and was in Bangladesh, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.

    Abu Jundal revealed that one of the key participants in the preparation of the 26/11 terror strike, another top LeT commander, Abu al Kafa, had apprised Headley of the five targets in Mumbai.  Abu al Kafa had briefed US national David Coleman Headley about the sites in Mumbai to be recced for the attack.

  • July 31: Expressing great concern over continued threat posed by LeT to stability in South Asia, the US asked Pakistan to take more action against the terrorist group responsible for the 26/11.

    One of the handlers of 26/11 Mumbai attacks and arrested LeT operative Abu Jundal’s, who is in custody of the Crime Branch of Mumbai Police, custody has been extended till August 13, after it said it wanted to match the 26/11 handler's DNA sample with those collected from Kuber boat that launched the perpetrators on Mumbai shores.

    The US State Department 2011 Country Reports on Terrorism unveiled has warned that “terrorist opponents of better Indian-Pakistan relations, such as the LeT have long planned to derail any progress by launching new attacks.

    Pakistan remained a critical partner on counter-terrorism efforts, actively engaging against al Qaeda and the TTP, but its cooperation regarding other terrorist groups, such as LeT.

  • July 30: Abu Jundal revealed that LeT and state agencies in Pakistan feared that their calls to the terrorists engaged in the 26/11 Mumbai attack would be traced to them and Indian intelligence agencies would try and plot to hit the control room.

    Another LeT operative (name with held by crime branch) in Aurangabad introduced Abu Jundal to LeT, months before meet Aslam Kashmiri.

  • July 29: Abu Jundal revealed that LeT had financed the work permits procured by him, procurement for ‘recruited’ Indian youths in Saudi Arabia.

  • July 27: Police and Army recovered arms ammunition at Shirpora in Baramulla. Police said that during the search operation at village Shirpora, one AK 47 magazine, 30 rounds of AK ammunition, two hand grenades, 14 leaves of Al-Badr letter pad and three of LeT was recovered.

    Abu Jundal has revealed that LeT has plans to carry out at least 10 more attacks across India, in coming five years, for which, he had expressed his willingness to participate.

  • July 26: SFs arrested a LeT militant from Wahipora village in Pulwama District, and are questioning him about LeT men who carried out recent strikes against Police and Army in South Kashmir.

     In 2005 that Jundal got close to LeT operative Aslam Kashmiri, who he met in Beed, and started participating in terror activities.

    The Mumbai crime branch is also questioning Jundal to find out who is the other Indian citizen who knew about the 26/11 terror attack on Mumbai. LeT operative David Coleman Headley had told his interrogators about this person from Maharashtra.

    Police sources said Jundal and his accomplice Zulfiqar Fayaz Kagzi also recruited two men, Nasir and Azhar from Marathwada to undergo training with the LeT.

    Sources in the Police who have interrogated both Ajmal Kasab and Headley said that LeT had initially handpicked 32 operatives to undergo the Daura-e-Khaas training near the Chelabandi Mountains near Muzaffarabad in PoK. Later, LeT chief Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi visited the camp and shortlisted 16 operatives. Of the 16, three ran away from the camp. The rest were taken to Muridke, where they were indoctrinated about the “holy war”.

    Police are also questioning Jundal about the about the two Karachi setups - one run by the LeT and the other by Abdur Rehman Hashim alias Pasha. Sources said both camps had been set up to recruit Indians for subversive activities within India. Jundal is also being grilled for details on Abdur Rehman Hashim, a retired major from the 6th Baloch regiment of the Pakistan Army. A source claimed Hashim has engineered many terror strikes in India and was initially within the LeT core group, which planned the 26/11 Mumbai attack.

  • July 25: Abu Jundal has confirmed that the voice in the terror tapes as his, sources in the MHA revealed.

  • July 24: Frontal organisations linked to the JuD and their OGWs are on major fund-raising activities, particularly in Gulf countries and Saudi Arabia. Organization and outfits like the Al Mansoreen, Pasban-e-Ahle-Hadith, Pasban-e-Kashmir, Idara Khidmat-e-Khalq, have been collecting funds through their volunteers in places like Dubai, Sharjah, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman and other Gulf countries.

    Abu Jundal has disclosed the names of more than two dozen Indian terrorists in Pakistan planning attacks on India.  Faiyyaz Kagzi, Raheel Shaikh, Taqueer Subhan Qureshi, Riyaz Bhatkal, Iqbal Bhatkal, Yasin Sidibapa and his mentor Aslam Kashmiri are among a few named by him (met in LeT camps in Rawalpindi and Muridke), however, he did not meet Bhatkal brothers.

    Abu Kahafa, Zaki-ur-Rahman Lakhvi, Abu Wassi, Zarar Shah and a major general monitored the 26/11 attacks. Jundal communicated with terrorists Imran Babbar alias Kasha and Abu Umar who laid seige to Nariman House in Colaba.

    Jundal has told the Police that he was taken into the core group of LeT founder and JuD chief Hafeez Mohammad Saeed in August 2008, four months before the attack.

    Abu Jundal confirmed that LeT operative Pakistani-American David Coleman Headley visited Mumbai and took video footage of key installations in the city.

  • July 23: Abu Jundal revealed that he had been briefed about the 26/11 terror strike four months in advance by LeT high ranking militants in Pakistan.

    Jundal claimed that LeT wanted to carry out a major suicide attack on the Nasik Police academy. The LeT had set up its modules in Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and south India

    Jundal described LeT a pro-Pakistan terror group as against al Qaeda and TTP which, according to him, are against the country. He further revealed that the Pakistan government could not take action against LeT as the organisation was present in each District and tehsil with more than 2, 50,000 donation boxes across the country.

    Jundal has further admitted that he taught Hindi to Ajmal Amir Kasab and the nine other terrorists who launched the 26/11 attacks. Sources confirmed that he had revealed the whereabouts of his associate Zulfikar Fayyaz Kagzi.

    Abu Jundal had apparently received similar training as Ajmal Amir Kasab. The duo had received similar terror education, at least four levels of rigorous psychological and physical tests. The training includes the Daura-e-Aam and Daura-e-Khaas.

    Jundal told Police that after the 2008 attacks and US pressure, the Pakistan government was forced to act. It was when the JuD, was forced to shut down. During all this, Jundal got close to JuD member Ismail Shaban, who used to rent out excavators for construction work.

    Jundal has confirmed the presence of Fayyaz Kagzi in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) and said Indian LeT recruits like Masood Azhar, Ijaz Sheikh, Lal Baba, Aslam Kashmiri and 13/7 attack accused Attarur Rehman Rahil Sheikh were being given shelter in Karachi (Pakistan).

    Jundal identified LeT as the group responsible for December 28, 2005 IISc attack in Bangalore and January 1, 2008 strike at Rampur CRPF camp. Jundal has pin-pointed locations of residences of those present in the 26/11 control room with detailed description on LeT’s Muridke headquarters near Lahore.

    Three militants owing allegiance to the LeT and HM were among six persons pushed back by the Army soon after their infiltration along the LoC in Poonch District.

    Jundal said he visited Nepal in 2005 and attended a meeting of LeT sympathizers. In 2006, after reaching Pakistan, he met militants in camps there. "Jundal had easy access to JuD 'chief' Hafiz Saeed in Pakistan. Jundal underwent terror training twice," said Kaushik, contradicting the Delhi Police special cell's claim that he never underwent training as he was suffering from back pain.

  • July 22: The security agencies are contemplating to set up few new camps in South Kashmir to put pressure on the militants operating in the area, mostly the LeT, who of late have become more active in the area.

    Security agencies data revealed that there are 25 LeT militants operating in South Kashmir Police Districts of Pulwama, Shopian, Awantipora and Anantnag while there are 62 LeT militants operating in Bandipora, Sopore, Baramulla, Handwara and Kupwara Police Districts.

  • July 21: Abu Jundal provided first-hand evidence of recent vintage that "Project Karachi", an ISI backed terror scheme to provide shelter to Indian terror fugitives, continues to present a danger to India.

    Further, the interrogation of Abu Jundal, by the Delhi Police's special cell and central agencies has shown that the 26/11 suspects operated out of several countries- Pakistan, the US, Italy, Spain and Thailand, France and Sri Lanka.

  • July 20: The Special Cell of Delhi Police registered a fresh case against the handler of the 26/11 Mumbai terrorist attacks and LeT operative Syed Zabiuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal "for allegedly conspiring to carry out more deadly attacks on India, including Delhi".

    The sources also claimed that Jundal disclosed that the plan to attack the Nashik Police Academy (Maharashtra) is on as a team of LeT terrorists is in India, and they may strike at the academy anytime.

    A Delhi court granted Jundal's custody to the Maharashtra ATS. Jundal is facing three cases which are being probed by the ATS, including the February 13, 2010, German Bakery bomb blast and 2006 Aurangbad arms haul cases.

  • July 19: Key conspirator of 26/11 attack, Syed Zabiuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal told his interrogators that the planning for 26/11 started long back but a final team to monitor the attack, with different tasks, was formed one year before the strike.

  • July 18: A LeT module operating in the outskirts of Srinagar in Chadoora area of Budgam District and Pampore area of Pulwama District is posing threat to Srinagar city.

    Arrested LeT operative Abu Jundal has disclosed that LeT founder and JuD chief Hafiz Mohammad Saeed used to often meet top Pakistan Army corps commanders in Pakistan to plan major terror strikes in India.

    Jundal, during his custodial interrogation, has also revealed the entire chain of command in LeT, highlighting how the hierarchy works. He claims the top nine commanders are led by Hafiz Saeed, followed by Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, Muzamil Bhatt, Rehan alias Junaid alias Wali, Abu Qahafa, Abu Al Qama, Abu Zarar, Abu Jundal and Major Samir. It is also believed that Muzamil Bhat and Major Samir are even now playing a key role in planning LeT's anti-India operations. While Bhat is now LeT's 'operational commander', Major Samir is the main link between various terrorist outfits and Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence.

  • July 17: The GOC said that LeT is making local recruitments in Kashmir to strengthen their depleting cadres. He said that due to the strengthening of counter-infiltration grid over the years infiltration has become very difficult for them.

  • July 16: SFs have launched a massive man hunt against LeT 'commanders' in South Kashmir after July 3 and July 8 attacks in which two Police constables and an Army trooper were killed respectively.

    LeT founder and JuD chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, who has a USD 10 million bounty on his head and is an accused in 26/11, has made his informal entry in the political arena by moving the Lahore High Court (LHC) against the Pakistan's corruption-riddled and profligate ruling elite through his first ever ''political-focused'' petition.

  • July 15: LeT militant, Abu Jundal, has revealed that the 26/11 attacks were most probably planned spanning across five countries- Pakistan, Sri Lanka, US, Italy and France.

  • July 13: One of the handlers of 26/11 terrorist attacks' gunmen and arrested LeT operative Syed Zabiuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal told interrogators that the LeT is planning major terror attacks in J&K and elsewhere in India.

  • July 12: The arrested LeT handler Syed Zabiuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal has told the Intelligence and Delhi Police officials that "10 SIM cards, used by 10 terrorists, including lone survivor Ajmal Kasab, in Mumbai were procured and sent to Pakistan by Abu Zar, Lashkar-e-Taiba's commander in Jammu and Kashmir", said a source.

    A year after the 13/7 blasts, the probe led by Maharashtra's ATS has gone transnational as the key wanted accused are believed to be operating from Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Nepal and Pakistan.Police sources said central agencies are keeping a watch on some persons in Dubai for their alleged role in financing terrorist group IM, while Nepal has come under the radar after reports emerged that IM operatives have got together with the LeT to set up a base there.

  • July 10: 26/11 attack handler Abu Jundal has been in custody of the Delhi Police's Special Cell since June 21, but insiders say that his 'real' interrogation is yet to begin. According to IB and the Delhi Police are seeking to establish the exact links between LeT and IM.

  • July 9: Jammu and Kashmir's DGP, K. Rajendra, said that the LeT militants in the valley were directly taking orders from their bosses in Pakistan, Hafiz Saied and Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, residing in Pakistan.

    Syed Zaibuddin Ansari aka Abu Jundal, the key handler of 26/11 attack was given eight different aliases by LeT leadership since his induction in the outfit till his stay in Saudi Arabia, which also suggests that the organisation used more than one Quniyat (nickname) for its militants.

    Bruce Riedel, Senior Fellow Foreign Policy at Brookings Institution, considers LeT to be more dangerous than al Qaeda.

    After the arrest of top LeT militant Abu Jundal, Indian security agencies have over the past few days intercepted several wireless messages close to the LoC in the Kashmir Valley in which LeT commanders operating out of Muzaffarabad in PoK are telling counterparts across the border to launch major terror strikes in the region.

  • July 8: LeT claimed responsibility for the recent hit-and-run attacks in Pulwama and Kulgam Districts, Times of India reported. "Our cadres killed one trooper and injured another in the Pampore [Pulwama] attack [July 7]. We also snatched one assault rifle from the army personnel," a local news agency quoted LeT spokesman Abdullah Gaznavi as saying. Gaznavi also claimed responsibility for the attacks on Policemen in Pulwama and Kulgam on July 3.

    Security along the National Highway has been intensified after July 7 attack by the LeT in Pampore. The LeT has developed a militant module in the outskirts of Srinagar that is based in Nowgam area of Srinagar, Newa and Pampore area of Pulwama bordering Srinagar. The module has posed a major security challenge for Srinagar city and parts of National Highway. The sources said that the militant module is headed by a Pakistani militant and comprised of a local militant and some OGWs. Srinagar city is already on alert and surprise security checks and frisking is being conducted for past one week following the reports of this module and other militant modules operating in Tral, Pulwama and Sopore aiming at Srinagar.

    Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna, at his 30-minute meeting with Pakistani's Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar in Tokyo (Japan) underlined the importance of swift action to bring the perpetrators of November 26, 2008 (26/11) to justice, saying New Delhi has given more concrete evidence against those involved. Mr Krishna, who met Ms Khar on the sidelines of a conference on Afghanistan, also raised the issue of LeT founder Hafiz Saeed's continued anti-India propaganda, official sources said.

    Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, the chief of JuD, the frontal organisation of LeT, urged Pakistanis to join the DPC protest. "All the people who believe that (the) US should leave Afghanistan and Pakistan, they should come out of their homes and join us," he said.

    According to estimates by intelligence agencies, Pakistan-sponsored terrorism in the hinterland since 1993 in the form of 120 terror attacks has resulted in killing of over 1,200 civilians and injuries to over 4,000 others. Majority of these incidents were serial blasts at public places by IM. Many IM militants have been trained in LeT facilities in Pakistan where top leadership of the outfit is currently based under ISI protection.

    The 26/11 handler Abu Jundal has told interrogators that it was LeT 'operation head' Muzammil Butt, then operating in Kashmir, who along with dozen terrorists in Army fatigues went to Chhattisinghpora village in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag District on March 25, 2000 and killed 35 Sikhs. The aim was to create communal tension in the Valley on the eve of then US President Bill Clinton's visit to India and also malign the Indian Army.

    Sources said Jundal's revelation has confirmed what agencies had always suspected based on credible information. However, no investigation into the incident has yet conclusively proved the hand of LeT. Investigating agencies had arrested two suspected LeT militants Mohammad Suhail and Waseem Ahmed, who hailed from Sialkot and Gujranwala in Pakistan for the massacre. Both are still on trial.

    According to sources, Muzammil, who Union Home Minister P Chidambaram recently said had replaced Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi as LeT's operational head, was responsible for several more killings in Kashmir Valley and this was something he admitted to several of his LeT colleagues. Jundal was known to be close to Muzammil, who was part of the Karachi-based control room that directed the 26/11 attacks.

    An official further commented, "This was something agencies always had an idea of. This information had also come up during the interrogation of David Coleman Headley. Jundal is being quizzed on all the information available with the agencies and is confirming what he thinks agencies already know of. He is revealing little new information as yet."

    Separately, Abu Jundal claimed that, Abu Hamza, who has been linked to several terror strikes in the country, including the December 28, 2005 attack on the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bangalore (Karnataka), is dead. Jundal also claimed that he had attended the funeral of Hamza, who, he said, died at the age of 39 due to a mysterious illness. His real name is stated to be Mohammed Ramadhan Mohammed Siddiqui.

    While elaborating on his meetings with Hamza, Jundal, talked about his falling health from 2008 onwards after which he was sidelined once he provided arms training to the 12 LeT militants, including Ajmal Kasab, for carrying out 26/11 attacks. Jundal further told interrogators that Hamza had entered India through Nepal and executed the IISc attack and then escaped to Pakistan through the same porous route.

  • July 7: Militants of LeT, struck on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway in the outskirts of Srinagar killing an Army personnel, identified as Deepak Singh and injuring another, identified as Trilok Nath. DIG South Kashmir, Vijay Kumar, said that LeT militants came in a Santro car and fired upon at two Army personnel, who were deployed for Road Opening Party (ROP) duty near Kadalbal Chowk, Pampore in Pulwama District. Militants also snatched an AK rifle from the possession of one of the Army soldier. LeT claimed responsibility for the attack.

    The DIG confirmed the LeT presence in the Pampore area and said that a Pakistan and a local militant are active in the outskirts of Pampore. He said that Police have been tracking their movement.

    Two militants reportedly escaped after an encounter with SFs at village Kwath under the jurisdiction of Chatroo Police station in Kishtwar District, leaving behind arms, ammunition and explosive material. According to reports a fresh cadre of LeT outfit Abu Akasha and a local recruit Babbar Hussain of village Kushal could be hiding in village Kwath.

    Recoveries made from the site included one SLR, three rounds, one Chinese grenade, six packets of explosives, two magazines and 40 rounds of AK and about a dozen detonators.

  • July 6: The DPC has also alleged that the additional Police security provided to Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, chief of the JuD, at his Jauhar Town residence has been withdrawn.

  • July 5: LeT operative Abu Jundal, who is under the custody of the Delhi Police, has claimed that the cartridges used by the 26/11 attackers was given to them by an ISI officer, named Major Samir Ali. Jundal revealed Major Ali came to PoK to hand over two cartons of AK-47 bullets to the terrorists who were to carry out the 26/11 attacks.

    The Indian agencies for the first time sent an elaborate report to the FBI on LeT operative David Coleman Headley's involvement in 26/11, based on interrogation of Abu Jundal.

    Abu Jundal told Delhi Police that LeT has jointly set up bases with IM all over India for future operations. Jundal has also given important inputs about some invisible handlers of LeT and IM who played important roles in blasts across the country in the past four years.

    Jundal, sources said, also gave the names of various IM terrorists in India and teams have been rushed to Hyderabad and Bangalore to look for some of them. The teams are also on the lookout for IM members in Kolkata, Bihar, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh, sources said.

    Investigators have learnt that the Karnavati Express blast that took place at Ahmedabad (Gujarat) railway station in February 19, 2006 failed up due to insufficient training given to the LeT operatives in Nepal. According to an officer, "The timer was set wrong. The plan was for the train to explode at Mumbai Central".

    In his meeting with Indian Foreign Minister, S.M. Krishna, in New Delhi, Pakistan's Foreign Secretary Jalil Abbas Jilani said that the Pakistani judiciary made it impossible to act against any terror group or an individual like JuD 'chief' and LeT founder Hafiz Saeed without enough evidence against them.

    Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram said that India has conveyed to Islamabad that information from the interrogation of LeT terrorist Abu Jundal clearly pointed to involvement of non-state actors and state actors in Pakistan who were behind the 26/11 terror attack in Mumbai.

    Separately, the Special Cell of Delhi Police, which is interrogating Jundal, is believed to have learnt that the LeT operative used nine emails and carried four international SIM cards brought from Saudi Arabia and Pakistan to coordinate his alleged terror-related activities.

    Abu Jundal has told interrogators that LeT 'military commander' Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi is being guarded in Adiala jail in Rawalpindi, Pakistan by LeT operatives. "Jundal has told interrogators that after his marriage, he had gone to meet Lakhvi in Adiala jail. It's a high-security prison where terror suspects are lodged, but there were no jail guards for Lakhvi. He was being guarded by his own LeT men," said a security official who has been briefed on Jundal's interrogation. Besides his own guards, he has also been provided all comforts and communication facilities to stay in touch with his men.

  • July 4: IM has been banned in the UK, Britain's Security Minister James Brokenshire told lawmakers. He said the US and New Zealand had already taken steps to outlaw the group, which is said to have its links with the Pakistan-based Islamist rebel group LeT. Legislators voted unanimously to ban the group in Britain, meaning it would be an offense under anti-terrorism laws to be a member of the organisation.

    There are reports in the media that Abu Jundal has told investigators that 12, and not 10, LeT terrorists had been trained for the 26/11 attacks. Now, the Indian Police is trying to figure out who the other two terrorists who did not come to Mumbai though there was plan to send them as well. Jundal told the investigators that due to last minute plan change the two were not sent to India by the LeT.

    NIA told a Delhi court that it wants custodial interrogation of Abu Jundal to "get more information" about the conspiracy hatched by LeT for terror strikes across India.

  • July 3: Police neutralized a recruitment module of LeT and arrested seven militants from Sopore town and its adjoining areas in Baramulla District. One Pika Gun, 75 rounds of Pika ammunition, two Chinese Pistols, two Pistol magazines, nine Pistol ammunition rounds, one UBGL Thrower, six UBGL Shell, one Detonator, one Rocket Launcher and four Hand grenades were recovered from the arrestees. The module was tasked to target VIP rallies and SFs. SP Sopore, Imtiaz Hussain said that local boys were recruited into the outfit building a network of LeT operatives who were bent upon executing various terrorist actions in and around Sopore in criminal conspiracy with one Pakistani terrorist code named Fahadullah, who is operating in Sopore, who in turn has been taking directions from another terrorist code named Hanzullah-an LeT 'commander' based in Pakistan. He said that Fahadullah is the only surviving LeT terrorist of Pakistani origin in Sopore active as on date. "After being indoctrinated with Jihadi ideology, the group members had formally joined LeT organization and were provided the communication gadgets and weaponry", he added. "The members of the module have been assigned with various tasks of couriering the weapons and money, identifying the targets vis-a-vis security installations and arranging communication devices. Some of the members of the module were preparing to visit Pakistan on legal documents to get further training in bomb making and other terrorist activities, while others were preparing other terrorist actions including grenade attacks on VIP rallies and attacks on police and security forces", the SP added.

    The jailed mastermind of 26/11 attack, Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, is still active, commanding the main LeT communication centre from within Adiala jail in Rawalpindi, with one of his five jailed associates, Hanzullah, given the task of reviving terror groups in J&K through Fahadullah, Pakistani LeT 'commander' in Sopore in Baramulla District of J&K. This came to light after J&K Police neutralized, as reported earlier, a recruitment module of LeT and arrested seven local recruits to the terror outfit. "Local militants were recruited with the aim of building a network of LeT operatives to be tasked with executing various terrorist acts," said Sopore SP, Imtiyaz Hussain. "They were in criminal conspiracy with one Pakistani terrorist, Fahadullah, who operates from Sopore. Fahadullah was receiving directions from one Hanzullah, a LeT commander based in Pakistani jail," he added.

  • July 2: LeT terrorist and 26/11 attacks handler Abu Jundal's passport has revealed his present and permanent addresses in Pakistan as Muridke near Lahore.

    Jundal told the Special Cell of Delhi Police during interrogation that the LeT has brought in an ace Chinese para-glider to northern Pakistan where he has been training militants in paragliding for the past two years. The training is being conducted somewhere in the Baltistan area of north Pakistan bordering the Xinjiang Autonomous Region of China. In addition, he confessed that the training began in early 2010 and has been ongoing for the past two years. The LeT had bought around 50 gliders from China and more than a 100 militants have been trained in the past two years.

    The statements of LeT operative David Coleman Headley and Abu Jundal, match in one key respect as they have both named the same three Pakistani officials as being involved in the planning and execution of the 26/11 attacks. Sources in the Maharashtra ATS, said Jundal has named Major Iqbal, Major Sameer Ali and Colonel Shah of the Pakistani Army. He is believed to have told interrogators that Major Iqbal provided PKR/INR 25 lakh for the boat that was initially purchased for the 2008 attacks.

    A senior LeT militant, identified only as "major general saheb", and two ISI personnel were among the 10 people present in the control room set up in Karachi to orchestrate the on 26/11 terror attack on Mumbai, revealed arrested LeT operative and key plotter Abu Jundal, an unnamed officer said, reports Times of India. Indian intelligence agencies are still to ascertain the identity of the LeT militant. However, they are convinced that at least two of the 10 people present in the control room, were from the ISI, as per Jundal's revelations. "Till now, Jundal has informed us of some persons present in the control room. He identified one of them as 'major general saheb', whose original name is yet to be ascertained. He seems to be a high-ranking LeT militant. This apart, Jundal has identified Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi and Muzammil alias Yusuf as those present".

  • June 29: Union Home Minister, P. Chidambaram, stated that according to Abu Jundal's revelations, a new 'chief' is heading LeT). During interrogation, Jundal revealed that after LeT 'chief' Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi was arrested on December 2, 2008, by Pakistan for 26/11 attacks, another handler named Muzameel took charge of the terror outfit.

  • July 1: According to Report, Abu Jundal, the alleged handler 26/11 terrorists, has further revealed that Mumbai attackers had undergone training in al Qaeda camps in Afghanistan. Jundal is believed to have informed the interrogators that the 26/11 terrorists were trained by hardcore al Qaeda militants at a LeT camp near the Pakistan-Iran border.

    Jundal claimed there was a 'great degree of coordination now between LeT, al Qaeda and even the Taliban.’ The LeT felt that hardcore al Qaida terrorists could provide foolproof training to the module used to attack Mumbai.

    A senior investigating official quoted, "Had all the 25 militants completed the training and made it to Mumbai the carnage would have been much worse”. Jundal claims that though he did visit LeT’s training facility at the Pakistan-Iran border but he was not present during the time that the Mumbai module was undergoing training there. Indian investigating agencies asked Jundal to identify the exact location of this camp with help of Google map but Jundal failed to do so.

    Abu Jundal further told his interrogators, that LeT militants are trained in 'internet activities' and the outfit has a dedicated band of "trained and educated" boys who look after the entire gamut of online activities like sending emails, maintaining websites and using different servers in a way to show the IP addresses in the US and other western countries.

    "The new recruits, several of them well educated, join these training programmes for several days. Their day starts early in the morning with religious prayers, listening to lectures, exercising, studying about weapons and how to make IEDs and later they are asked to use them. If the trainers find that a particular recruit is not concentrating, he is removed from the training programme," a source said.

    Jundal has also given information about LeT’s training camps running all over Pakistan. Sources said Jundal had given names of some trainers as well. Jundal has also given some helpful inputs to agencies about the IISC attack in 2005 and Rampur attack in January 2008. The cops are also planning to confront him with Faheem Ansari and Sabauddin, who are in jail for the Rampur attack.

  • June 30: Sources said that they found around 60 "interesting" numbers in Jundal's mobile phone and Jundal has allegedly claimed that of these about 15 are of ISI officers and LeT members in Pakistan. The other numbers are of contacts in the UAE and Saudi Arabia.

    In another disclosure, Jundal has told officials that German Bakery blast accused Fayaz Kagzi, who was Ansari's accomplice and who inducted him into the LeT, is living in Abu Dhabi. "We have got details on Fayaz Kagzi, who is involved in recruitment for LeT in the UAE," said a source.

    The officials said Jundal had obtained the SIM card for his mobile from Pakistan. "He was in regular touch with these people from Saudi Arabia," said the source. Jundal has also disclosed details of the Mumbai plan discussed by Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, Muzammil, Sajid Mir and other LeT leaders with him.

    Abu Jundal said that his arms’ training was started in Nepal in 2004 by LeT terrorist Mohammed Aslam alias Aslam Kashmiri, a resident of Rajouri District in Jammu and Kashmir.

    Jundal has revealed he had recruited 50 persons during his nearly two-year stay in Saudi Arabia and was also instrumental in hawala (illegal money transaction) funding through his contacts in Riyadh and Dubai to LeT’s sleeper cells in Kerala and Maharashtra.

    The 50 recruits were chosen from Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Jundal has claimed to have trained as many as 250 recruits overall for carrying out subversive agenda in India. The 26/11 handler has also revealed that his terror network in India is intact, particularly in Aurangabad District of Maharashtra from where significant quantities of ammonium nitrate were smuggled to Pakistan for making IEDs.

    Chaudhry Habib-ur-Rehman, who was appointed the judge of the Rawalpindi-based anti-terrorism court no 1, began hearing 26/11. The trial of seven Pakistani suspects charged with involvement in the Mumbai attacks, was adjourned till July 14 when the court will take up an application filed by LeT ‘commander’ Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi. He has filed an application asking the court not to make the report of a Pakistani judicial commission part of the proceedings as it has "no legal value".

  • June 29: Union Home Minister, P. Chidambaram, stated that according to Abu Jundal’s revelations, a new ‘chief’ is heading LeT. During interrogation, Jundal revealed that after LeT ‘chief’ Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi was arrested on December 2, 2008, by Pakistan for 26/11 attacks, another handler named Muzameel took charge of the terror outfit.

    The intelligence agencies had intercepted calls made by the 10 Pakistani terrorists belonging to LeT who had attacked Mumbai on 26/11 to their handlers in Pakistan. In some of those intercepts Jundal is allegedly heard directing the terrorists, urging them to kill more hostages and to prolong the siege.

    LeT militant Faiyaz Kagzi, an accused in 26/11 blast case, had given bomb-making training to Pune German Bakery blast (February 13, 20120) accused Mirza Himayat Baig in Sri Lanka capital Colombo in 2008. Kagzi, who is also wanted in the 2006 Aurangabad arms haul case, had also given Baig INR 2.5 lakh to get a new identity and set up a base of radicals in Maharashtra.

    Asserting the role of Abu Jundal, Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram commented, "In fact many missing pieces of the 26/11 conspiracy are now known to us through interrogation of Abu Jundal. He was a key operative, he was assigned the key responsibility to putting the 10 terrorists in intensive training and the customs followed by Mumbaikars.” 

    He further said, "We think such a control room could not have been established without some kind of state support." About the presence of others in the control room and whether founder chief of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) Hafiz Saeed was also there, Chidambaram said "Yes, others were present and we think one of them was Hafiz Saeed." 

    Commenting on advisor to the Pakistan Prime Minister on Interior Affairs’ A. Rehman Mallick’s recent statement Jundal was an Indian, he said, "I agree with Rehman Malik that Abu Jundal is an Indian perhaps he was radicalised in India. I admit that. "Equally, Pakistan should admit that Abu Jundal did go to Pakistan, that Abu Jundal was part of the group which trained and prepared Kasab and nine others that Abu Jundal was in the control room and one of the masterminds and handlers of the attack.” 

    Regarding LeT operative David Coleman Headley, Chidambaram commented, "I think the further question is whether we will get further access to Headley, whether he would be extradited to India...These are matters to be discussed with US authorities”, according to Manoramaonline.com.

    Intelligence sources said that Abu Jundal, in his interrogation disclosed that following the Mumbai massacre the LeT shifted its headquarters from Muridke to Dolai region in PoK to avoid suspicion. He also told interrogators that once Zakiur Reham Lakhvi was arrested for involvement in the Mumbai attack, Muzamil Bhatt was made the operational head of the LeT. Chidambaram further said there may be another LeT operative by the name of Abu Hamza and Syed Zaibuddin was only using the pseudonym Abu Jundal.

    Abu Jundal has revealed that one Major Abdurrehman and key 26/11 accused Sajid Mir alias Sajid Wajid had visited India as cricket fans and conducted reconnaissance of important sites in Delhi and Mumbai for about a fortnight. Sources said both had traveled on Pakistani passports bearing fake names and came to watch a match between India and Pakistan at Mohali in 2005. Regarding Hafiz Saeed, he said, Saeed is guarded round the clock by Pakistan's security forces and its spy agency, the ISI.

  • June 28: Abu Jundal confessed that he had met LeT's operational commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi in the Pakistan jail. Jundal said that after 26/11, he fled to Pakistan and was running a business of sale and purchase of cars in Rawalpindi.

    After 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, when pressure mounted on Pakistan to arrest LeT ‘operations chief’ Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi from a camp near Muzaffarabad in PoK, LeT’s Indian command Abu Jundal was bailed out by ISI.

    During interrogation, Jundal revealed that all LeT members had done some communication practice for VoIP internet calls and understand the network areas of the targets. The LeT bosses also checked the SIM cards and handsets before the 10 terrorists left for Mumbai and a last-minute drill was also conducted. Special Cell sleuths are scanning Jundal's email IDs and conversations and sources said they have recovered a huge cache of information including "numbers, addresses of various module members and hideouts".

    With increasing suspicions that state actors have supported LeT to conspire and launch 26/11, the UHM is unlikely to oblige a Pakistani request to share information about Syed Zabiuddin aka Abu Jundal’s arrest..

    Jundal has revealed before the Special Cell of Delhi Police that LeT is running several training camps in Muzaffarabad in PoK. He said that LeT has made paragliding an essential part of the training curriculum of its cadres. Based on his submission, the security agencies are now trying to verify whether Jundal also received paragliding training. 

    Jundal revealed that two days before the 26/11 attack, LeT militants carried out a mock drill in Pakistan. During the drill, he used the same phone number and the same satellite phone set that he would use during 26/11. 

    Abu Jundal had nine Facebook accounts and email ids that he allegedly used to hunt for new recruits in Saudi Arabia and in India for LeT.

  • June 27: LeT founder and JuD ‘chief’ Hafiz Saeed has launched a drive in Punjab to collect donations for militants active in Jammu and Kashmir. He visited Gujranwala District and collected wheat from people at Al-Makka Centre. “I am thankful to you for your generous help for the ‘mujahideen’ in the shape of wheat crop. I expect you to donate maximum of the corn crop in the coming season,” Saeed told people in Gujranwala.

    Jundal had earlier revealed that a waaris (heir or pointsman) of the "forces", a possible reference to Pakistan Army and Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) had overseen the entire 26/11 operation. The agencies see this as a reference to Sajid Mir, a key coordinator of ISI's Karachi project. Mir, who has allegedly served in the Pakistani Army, was also mentioned by American LeT operative David Coleman Headley as a key 26/11 handler. 

    The role of Pakistani state actors is also being suspected from the location of LeT's control room in Karachi as pointed out by Jundal. He has disclosed that the control room was located at a point between Malir Cantonment, Quaidabad and Jinnah international airport in Karachi. This area houses VIPs and top officers of the Pakistan Army. Agencies feel that the control room could not have been set up in this upmarket and highly-secured locality without the connivance of Pakistan state actors like the Army and ISI.

    The interrogation of Abu Jundal, the 26/11 handler, has turned out to be an expose of LeT links with the IM, Jundal has confessed his links with IM.

    Jundal is the highest ranking Indian in LeT and was recruited in 2005. Jundal has told his interrogators that he was recruited by LeT's ‘commander’ of Jammu and Kashmir range Aslam Kashmiri. He said his friend Fayyaz Kagri was the one who introduced him to Kashmiri.

    Jundal confessed that the plan to carry out 26/11 type terror strike was plotted in 2006, however, when the security agencies track down arms, ammunitions and explosives from Aurangabad in Maharashtra it was postponed and then he was asked to come down to Pakistan by his LeT bosses.

    Delhi Police revealed that LeT trained Jundal to fly planes. Lashkar had planned to use him and two others (Fayyaz Kagzi from Beed and Mohammad Rahil Sheikh from Thane) in 9/11-style kamikaze attacks on Indian highrise buildings and big dams. They said Jundal’s interrogation revealed that LeT had revived its ‘naval wing’ and added flight training to its ‘curriculum’.

    Former Minister Shaikh Rashid (61), known for his pro-LeT leanings, was detained at Houston airport on arrival for his possible links with the LeT founder and JuD chief Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, the mastermind of the Mumbai attacks. Rashid, leader of the Awami Muslim League of Pakistan, was detained soon after he arrived by an Emirates flight last evening and was freed after five hours of interrogation. Sources said Rashid was detained for his possible links with Saeed. It is understood that he was scheduled to attend a fundraiser and meetings with his supporters in the US. Rashid had served as the Federal Minister for Railways from 2006 to 2008.

    Abu Jundal was planning to attack the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) Headquarters in Nagpur as well as the USA and Israeli embassies in New Delhi. Sources say he has told the interrogators that Pakistani intelligence agency, the ISI, destroyed the Karachi control room after LeT ‘commander’ Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi's arrest (December 7, 2008) following 26/11.

    Jundal has been put on a suicide watch. Accordingly, Delhi Police's special weapons and tactics (SWAT) commandoes have been deployed to prevent Jundal from harming himself in the custody. Over 100 commandoes have been deployed around him, while senior special cell officials were also keeping a close watch on him. Apart from revealing Pakistani agencies' roles in various terror attacks in India, including 26/11, Jundal has also disclosed LeT's plans to target various metros in the country.

  • June 26: Anti-India terror outfits operating from Pakistan have been trying to lure youth from Kerala under a slogan 'Organise without organisation'. There is a wide network that recruits youth from Kerala for LeT. 

    Indian Government sources, confirmed reports of more terror operatives’ detention in Saudi Arabia. The revelation occurred after the arrest of LeT terrorist, Abu Jundal was acknowledged by the Government.

    Foreign Minister S.M. Krishna confirmed that Jundal, a key player in 26/11 Mumbai terror operation, was arrested with the help of Saudi authorities. He was arrested from Delhi airport on June 21 after India gave crucial evidence against him.

    Adil alias Ajmal, a Pakistani national told Police that in 2009, Jundal reportedly trained 90 men at LeT Bhawalpur training camp in the Punjab Province of Pakistan, many of them later joined the IM. He in his statement to the Police, which is now part of the judicial records, said that he met Jundal at the Bhawalpur camp along with another LeT leader, Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, and JeM ‘commander’ Abdul Rauf, brother of Maulana Masood Azhar.

    Further investigation revealed that Abu Jundal was the conduit between Pakistan's ISI and LeT and SIMI and IM in India.

    Assam DGP Jayanta Narayan Choudhury said that LeT is planning attacks during the ongoing Rath Yatra festival in Puri.

  • June 25: LeT has re-activated its naval wing last year (2011) with terrorists trying their hand at maritime techniques including sailing off the Karachi shore, the interrogation of Abu Jundal has revealed.

    LeT terrorist Abu Jindal (Jundal), who is in Delhi Police's custody, has confessed his active role in the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, saying that JuD ‘chief’ Hafiz Saeed was present in the Karachi (Pakistan) control room when the 26/11 masterminds were controlling the events. According to officials, Jindal was one of the five handlers present in the control room in Karachi. He was directing terrorists carrying out 26/11 attacks at every step. He also coached the 26/11 terrorists to pose as members of fictitious terrorist organistaion- Deccan Mujahideen to misguide the investigation.

    According to IB sources, during the interrogation, Abu Jindal has admitted to handling the attack on Nariman House during 26/11. Jindal reportedly told the Police that he was the one who trained the 10 terrorists. As per the details, he was actually involved in guiding and directing the terrorists at every step during 26/11 attack. Jindal has also admitted of travelling along with Ajmal Kasab (the lone terrorist arrested) and other terrorists on the same boat to the Indian border. Kasab's testimony, earlier to Mumbai Police, names Jindal for seeing off the 10 attackers at Pakistan shore. Abu Hamza, Abu Qaafa and Lakhvi were the others. 

    Jindal has 10 aliases and was sent to Saudi Arabia by LeT to gather funds for another major operation after 26/11.

    According to sources, "Abu Jundal knows the Bhatkal brothers - Riyaz and Iqbal, bosses of Indian Mujahideen based in Karachi very well. He claims that the Bhatkal brothers used to come to joint meetings of Lashkar and IM. For the Jama Masjid attack, the Bhatkal brothers asked Jundal to provide a man, an expert in firing”.

    Further confirming the arrest, Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram said, “The person who goes by the pseudonym of Abu Jundal has been apprehended and has been remanded to the custody of law enforcement agencies”.

  • June 23: Troops destroyed a major hideout of LeT militants in the Sanai forest area of Surankote tehsil in Poonch District and recovered a large quantity of arms, ammunition and explosives. The recoveries included two AK-47 automatic rifles with 60 rounds, 200 rounds of PIKA ammunition, a double sniper bore rifle, six Chinese grenades, two AK-47 filled magazines, a UBGL launcher and four grenades. Troops also recovered a pipe bomb, few clothes, cells and detonator wire, which could have been used by the militants for fabricating IEDs to cause large scale destruction, official sources said.

  • June 22: Police arrested Parvez Iqbal Tak, a forest contractor, who was missing for past more than 20 days after a Mitsubishi Outlander, registered on the name of missing actor Reshma Patel alias Laila Khan, was recovered from a shop in Kishtwar town which Tak had brought from Mumbai (Maharashtra). Police suspect that the vehicle belonging to her was used in a blast outside the Delhi High Court in September 2011 and that Tak was the last person to use it. Deputy Inspector General Gareeb Dass said, "The last person who used the vehicle was Tak, who has reported links with LeT [Lashkar-e-Toiba] militants," said Dass, adding so far, he did not have any evidence to say Laila had any direct connection with a terror group.

    Laila Khan along with her mother, Saleena Patel, brother Imran, a sister and a cousin were missing from Mumbai since first week of February 2012 and were untraced since then. Their missing report has been registered at Oshiwara Police Station of Mumbai in February.

  • June 21-22: Home Ministry issued an alert on the possibility of a terror strike by LeT modules in the coming weeks. The alert was issued to both the Mumbai Police and the Odisha Government.

    There were reports which mentioned the possibility of terror strikes by terrorist groups, but the Home Ministry stated that their alert was based on inputs received from Assam Police with chances of LeT targeting the Puri Rath Yatra in Odisha. The fact that the LeT has been recruiting Assamese youth for terrorist activities since 2001 unravelled the gravity of the situation. Security agencies are taking into consideration this fact and heightened alert. The LeT is understood to be remarkably expanding their base in the North East, especially the Bangladesh border areas that have seen many insurgent activities.

    The terror alert has been communicated to all State Police officials and has also warned of a possible strike by the LeT in Mumbai (Maharashtra) as well. With the real plan for the strike yet to be known, the security officials are on an overdrive to find out the possible target of the group.

  • June 17: India has for the first time lodged a strong protest with Pakistan and given concrete evidence proving that IM, which has been responsible for a series of bomb blasts across the country, is a front of terror outfit LeT.

    New Delhi has also categorically told Islamabad that LeT was using the Pakistani soil to give training and other logistical support to the IM. The issue was discussed at length during the recently concluded home secretary-level talk in Islamabad.

    Pakistan's intelligence agency, ISI, has for long been trying to project that IM was India's internal problem of 'home grown terror' as most of its members were Indians. The basic idea of ISI, intelligence sources said, behind floating IM was to show that terrorism was India's own domestic issue and that Pakistan has nothing to do with it. But Indian intelligence and security agencies have now busted that myth giving a complete list during the secretary-level talks to Pakistan of LeT's terror camps in Pakistan where IM cadre, comprising mostly Indian recruits, were being trained.

    The details of this elaborate dossier reveals that LeT was using at least five camps in PoK to train IM terrorists in use of making IEDs and training of arms and ammunitions. These important camps, which have been on the radar of Indian agencies, are: Bait-ul- Mujahideen at Shawai Nalla; Al Massada, Ibn Taymiyya, Abdullah Bin Masood, Masker Al Aqsa. All these training camps are in Muzaffarabad in PoK. The dossier also states that most of these men are 'launched across the border' mostly through the Maskai-e-Ummalkura which is basically a tent camp used for transit close to the Indian border.

    The details provided by the Indian side go on to reveal that the top LeT commanders like Abu Muzammil and Abu Sama, are actively involved in training the IM terrorist. These two LeT operatives often cross over into India also to supervise Lashkar operations in the Kashmir Valley, particularly in North Kashmir. In addition, India also reiterated that the two founders of IM, Riaz and Iqbal Bhatkal, continue to live in Karachi under the ISI's protection.

    "Information was also provided to Pakistan as to how Indian youth from various parts of the country are taken to Pakistan through Nepal and Bangladesh for training. This is the first time that India has taken up the IM issue with Pakistan so strongly," a senior home ministry official said. The current chief of IM in India, Yasin Bhatkal, who is still on the run, is also suspected to have been trained by the LeT at these training centres in Muzaffarabad.

  • June 16: Trial of seven Pakistani suspects, including LeTcommander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, charged with involvement in 26/11 Mumbai attacks was adjourned for a second consecutive week as no judge has been appointed to hear the case.

  • June 14: Srinagar Police neutralized a LeT module that was operating in Srinagar and arrested its five cadres.

    Minister for External Affairs S.M. Krishna, referring to the Pakistan-India peace process, said JuD Chief and founder of LeT Hafiz Mohammad Saeed was still using the country for a 'hate India' campaign, adding that to normalise relations, Pakistan has to help "checkmate" terrorists groups.

    Krishna said that the leadership of Pakistan had assured India that the former's territory was not going to be used for 'anti-India' activities, but it was apparent from watching Pakistani television that JuD Chief Hafiz Saeed was still free.

  • June 13: Army arrested a LeT militant along with his Pakistani wife and three children as soon as they entered into Indian side from the LoC in forward village Deri Dabsi of Mendhar sector in Poonch District.

    India has requested the US to provide it access to 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks accused LeT operatives David Coleman Headley and Tahawwur Hussain Rana.

    India has asked the US to provide statements of 13 people associated with LeT terrorist David Coleman Headley and his accomplice in November 26, 2008 (26/11 Mumbai terror attack case Tahawwur Hussain Rana as they could be potential witnesses, during the Indo-US strategic dialogue.

    While reminding about the Letters Rogatory sent by India, New Delhi asked Washington to provide statements of 13 people, including Headley's wife Shazia, a few of his friends, close associates of Rana and US government officials known to the LeT terrorist. Sources said, "These 13 people are potential witnesses in the NIA case filed against Headley and Rana".

    Further, an official said, "Since extradition of both these accused seemed almost impossible, India has asked the US to explore an option of video-conferencing to depose them for trial".

    The US in return told India that they would consider New Delhi's request but conveyed that one or two people are currently based in Canada.

  • June 12: Police arrested two suspects, Mansoor Ahmad Bhat and Moinul Haq Lone, for providing SIM cards to the LeT militants in Sopore area of Baramulla District.

    Terror group LeT has built their own VOIP network that allows secure communication over the Internet, free of monitoring from authorities.

  • June 11: DGP K Rajendra said that all those strikes that were carried out in Srinagar in recent months have been carried out by militants who came from outside Srinagar for the purpose and fled soon after. He said that LeT is making desperate attempts to recruit youth in Sopore but they are finding it very difficult.

    The Special MCOCA court, postponed the recording of the statements of the accused in the July 11, 2006 Mumbai serial train blasts after the defence moved an application seeking to record the testimonies of two witnesses. Maharashtra ATS probing the case had arrested 13 accused claiming they were members of the banned organisation SIMI and LeT.

  • June 10: A Chicago court has dismissed a retrial plea by Pakistan born Canadian Tahawwur Rana, convicted of providing material support to terrorist LeT, blamed for 26/11 Mumbai terror attack. While a jury acquitted Rana of involvement in the 26/11 attack, it found him guilty of helping LeT for an aborted plot to bomb a Danish newspaper for publishing cartoons of Prophet Muhammad in 2005. Rana's trial featured testimony from the government's star witness, his friend, David Coleman Headley, who has confessed to his role in the Mumbai attack and the Denmark plot.

  • June 8: Thadiyantavide Nazeer, the suspected Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) terrorist, pleaded guilty in two vehicle theft cases that he had mastermind in 2008. Nazeer, who is in Crime Branch custody told that he along with two other convicts Halim and Sagar had stolen a Tata Sumo car from a house at Perumbavoor and had attempted to steal a Maruti Omni van from a house at Binanipuram (Ernakulam District). "Just after the failed attempt, the trio stole a Sumo car on May 13, 2008. The money collected by selling the car was believed to be used for bomb-making," said Biju K. Stephen, the Crime Branch investigation officer. The Crime Branch team also took Nazeer to the house at Paravoor on June 7, 2012 morning, where he used to make bombs for the LeT operations.

    India will seek access to LeT terrorist David Headley's wife Shazia and his accomplice in Mumbai terror attack (26/11), Tahawuur Hussain Rana, during the third Indo-US strategic dialogue to be held in Washington next week.

    Highly placed official sources in New Delhi said the request will be made by India at the sub-dialogue on the margins of the Indo-US Strategic Dialogue which will be co-chaired by External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, next Wednesday (June 13, 2012).

  • Indian investigators into the 26/11 case believe that both Rana and Shazia have lot of information and through their interrogations more light may come into the conspiracy hatched to carry out the worst terrorist strike in India and role of those behind it.

  • June 6: The Anti-terrorism court judge Shahid Rafique conducting the trial of LeT 'commander' Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi and six other Pakistani suspects charged with involvement in the 26/11 attacks, was changed. No reason was given for the judge's transfer. Judge Rafique began hearing the Mumbai attacks case in 2011 after the then judge of the Rawalpindi-based anti-terrorism court was changed. This is for the fifth time, since the proceedings began in early 2009, that the judge conduting trial has been changed. The proceedings have dragged on behind closed doors at Adiala Jail without much progress.

  • June 5: JeM had asked panchayat members in the area to resign triggering mass resignations of panchs and sarpanchs in south Kashmir, where Kulgam is located. Reports said the JeM's purported threat along with a similar warning from the LeT earlier is the reason why around 20 panchs and sarpanchs have quit. A number have been shot at, mostly in their legs.

    According to US CRS report, "There is ongoing conviction among US officials that sanctuaries in Pakistan have allowed Afghan militants to sustain their insurgency and that elements of the ISI continue to support them". The CRS said ISI is also regularly linked to anti-India terrorist groups, including the LeT), responsible for the 26/11 attack on Mumbai.

  • June 4: The crime branch team probing the Kizhakkambal (Ernakulam District in Kerala) robbery case, involving suspected LeT militants, took suspected LeT militant, Thadiyantavide Nazeer into custody on June 4, 2012, reports deccanchronicle.com. Nazeer is said to be the mastermind behind the case. The crime branch had recorded the arrest of Nazeer on May 31, 2012 on charges of planning the Kizhakkambalam robbery and leading the nine-member gang that attacked jewellery shop owner, Mathew John.

  • May 30: A spokesman of little known militant group, Islamic Front (IF), owned responsibility for the May 30 attack and claimed that five Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were injured in the attack. Security agencies suspected that the IF might be a shadow outfit of LeT. IGP, Kashmir S M Sahai, said that this could be a handiwork of militant group that has come from outside Srinagar. However, sources said that their (militant) presence inside Srinagar can't be ruled out. They said that LeT is operating in small modules that are faceless. "The module that has carried out the attack can be from inside Sriangar city but there is no such module that has come under the security forces radar", they added. As reported earlier, seven CRPF personnel were injured, one of them critically, as two motorcycle-borne militants opened indiscriminate firing on them at Victory Crossing near Khanyar area of Srinagar on May 30.

  • May 28: The Pakistani officials also told Indian Home Secretary R. K. Singh that the evidence against LeT 'commander' Lakhvi, largely related to his role in organizing money and logistics, including the boat and inflatable dingy for the gang that ravaged Mumbai was strong enough to secure his conviction in court.

    Two suspected LeT militants, identified as K.P. Shabeer and Ismail alias Bomb Ismail were arrested by Kerala crime branch team, in connection with the attack on a jewellery owner and his two sons, and looting of 2.25 kilogram of gold at Kizhakkambalam in Ernakulam District on June 20, 2002.

  • May 24-25: Pakistani officials admitted during Home Secretary-level talks (May 24-25) that investigation conducted by their FIA had established Lakhvi's direct involvement in the 26/11 terror attacks.

    Significantly, the talks also saw both sides agreeing to initiate negotiations for a Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT) which is meant to facilitate cooperation in investigation of crimes, prosecution and collecting evidence.

    During the two-day Home Secretary Level talks in Islamabad (Pakistan), Indian delegation told Pakistani side that it has given them enough evidence against LeT founder, Hafiz Saeed which was added to the proof collected against Saeed by Pakistan's Federal Investigation Agency.

    The Indian agencies for the first time have given Pakistan technical evidence against LeT founder Hafiz Saeed. This evidence shared at the recent Islamabad meeting of the two Home Secretaries, top intelligence sources said, was in the form of phone intercepts where Saeed is heard talking to top LeT 'commanders' like Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi and Abu Al Qama. Both Lakhvi and Qama are in a Rawalpindi jail for their involvement 26/11 Mumbai attacks.

  • May 26: While addressing a news conference in Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh on May 26, the LeT founder and Chief of JuD Hafiz Mohammad Saeed said that Pakistan is a sovereign state and the DPC will not allow the country to become an 'Indian market'.

  • May 25: Pakistan "agreed in principle" to host a judicial commission from India to look at the investigation into the 26/11 attacks. India has also blamed Pakistani militants from the LeT for training, equipping and financing the attack with support from "elements" in the Pakistani military.

    Seven Pakistani nationals, including LeT 'operations commander' Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, have been indicted for planning, financing and facilitating the 26/11 attack. However, their trial by an anti-terrorism court in Rawalpindi (Pakistan) has stalled for over a year due to various technical reasons.

    Indian Home Secretary, Raj Kumar Singh even offered USD 10 million for handing LeT founder Hafiz Saeed to India.

    Protest rally was staged in Lahore District of Punjab province where the founder of LeJ and JuD addressed a crowd. Protest leaders also expressed their grave concern on missing NATO containers in Pakistan. They suspected that these containers of arms were now in the possession of criminals and are being used in Karachi and Balochistan by anti-social elements.

  • May 24: SFs neutralized a LeT module in Budgam District by arresting two militants, Irshad Ahmad Dar and Fayaz Ahmad Paul alias Fayaz Traila.

    Principal Sessions Judge (Jammu) Jang Bhadur Singh Jamwal acquitted two OGWs of LeT, Mohd Amin and Shakar Hussain, both residents of village Dhanwan in Rajouri District.

    Countering Pakistan's stand that there is no "concrete" evidence against LeT founder and JuD chief Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, India insisted that it had provided additional evidence against him and his associates that should be presented in Pakistani court to prosecute the suspects in 26/11 case.

  • May 22: BSF Chief, U.K. Bansal said, "The recalcitrance of the Pakistan establishment to rein in Taliban and Lashkar-e-Taiba [LeT] leaders such as Mullah Omar and Hafiz Saeed should be read as straw in the wind in checking the nature of activity which we anticipate on the borders. The BSF is cognisant of these future challenges and is preparing itself in terms of doctrine, infrastructure, weaponry and training".

  • May 19-20: Police arrested four LeT militants along with a large quantity of arms, ammunition and explosives besides Pakistan and India SIM cards and thwart their plot to step-up militant activities in the Poonch District.

  • May 19: Andhra Pradesh intelligence agencies have intensified search for Shaikh Najeehullah alias Najeeh, an alleged LeT operative from Hyderabad, suspecting that he might have entered Andhra Pradesh with some sinister designs.

  • May 17: Indian intelligence agencies want the US to declare Chhota Shakeel, Dawood Ibrahim aide a "specially designated global terrorist" like his mentor. It is for this reason that Indian intelligence agencies clearly stated in the comprehensive dossier on Shakeel handed over to the US that "Chhota Shakeel is now the main person in Dawood Ibrahim's gang coordinating with terrorist organisations, including Lashkar-e-Tayyaba [Lashkar-e-Toiba] (LeT) and the Taliban, which in turn have links with Al Qaeda".

    The dossier states: "There is enough evidence to prove Chhota Shakeel is virtually controlling the entire narco-terror operations of Dawood Ibrahim and providing financial and logistical support to operatives of both Lashkar-e-Tayyaba and the Taliban... There is a strong case for declaring Chhota Shakeel a global terrorist in view of his increasing support to terror outfits that operate globally." Interestingly, India had provided incriminating evidence to the US on Dawood Ibrahim as well, after which it declared him a "specially designated global terrorist" in 2003.

    Pakistan and India beefed up security at Wagah border after receiving a letter from the LeT threatening to blow up the Integrated Check Post (ICP) at Attari in opposition to doing Indo-Pak trade before resolving the Kashmir dispute.

    India will take up the issue of LeT founder and Chief of JuD Hafiz Saeed, the mastermind of Mumbai 2008 (also known as 26/11) attacks with Pakistan during the upcoming May 25, 2012 secretary level talks between the two countries, said Indian Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai.

  • May 16: JuD chief Hafiz Saeed sent legal notices to two journalists for publishing news about his alleged meeting with US Ambassador to Pakistan Cameron Munter.

  • May 15: IGP SM Sahai on said all the 20 people on the LeT hit list will be protected.

  • May 10: Syed Abdul Rehman alias Abdur Rehman alias a LeT militant arrested in Adugodi of Bengaluru has also been remanded in Police custody till May 22.

  • May 8: Central Intelligence agencies have warned the Mumbai Police that five suspected LeT militants have sneaked into the city and are plotting to attack several vital installations, including petroleum establishments, possibly through the sea route.

  • May 7: Syed Abdul Rehman alias Abdur Rehman alias Abdul Rehman, LeT militant was arrested in Adugodi of Bengaluru.

    US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during a town-hall meeting at Kolkata on May 7 said that Pakistan had not taken enough action against Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, the LeT chief blamed for masterminding the November 26, 2008, (also known as 26/11) attack on Mumbai.

  • May 6: Five LeT terrorists, who are believed to be camping in Gujarat and may target oil refineries, are suspected to have entered the State much before the Central Intelligence Bureau alerted the local Police.

  • May 5: SFs shot dead two LeT militants in Nilah village of Baramulla District.

  • May 4: A Central Intelligence Bureau alert has warned of a possible LeT orchestrated terror strike in four states of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Punjab and Haryana.

    Oil refineries in Bhatinda and Indian Oil Refinery in Jalandhar (Punjab) have been put on high alert following a terror threat from al Qaeda and LeT after an IB alert in Punjab.

  • April 29: According to intelligence agencies, the preliminary plans of most of the LeT terror attacks carried out in Indian cities in 2008 were prepared at the SIMI camp held at Panayikkulam near Kochi (Kerala) on August 15, 2006. SIMI had also held a training camp at Vagamon hill resorts in Idukki District in December 2007 in preparation for terror strikes.

    Blaming Pakistani media for "misreporting" the issue, the American Ambassador to Pakistan, Cameron Munter, said that the US Government did not announce any bounty for JuD chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed.

  • April 28: Increasing Talibanisation of Pakistan and shifting of terror focus from Af-Pak region would pose a serious security threat to India in the next two years, Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal N A K Browne said. The Air Chief said the game-plan of Taliban forces and terror elements in Af-Pak region was to target Kashmir after "liberating" Kabul from allied forces. "It is Kabul now we are dealing with. The moment we resolve that, we will take over the next phase to liberate Kashmir from Jammu & Kashmir state," Browne quoted JuD chief Hafeez Mohammad Saeed as saying.

  • April 25: MoS Jitendra Singh said the NIA has filed a chargesheet against LeT operative David Coleman Headley along with nine others, including two officers of Pakistan, in connection with the 26/11 Mumbai attack case.

  • April 24: In a major breakthrough in the Kashmir terror recruitment case involving LeT 'southern commandant', Thadiyantavide Nazeer, the Police arrested two militants who "extorted money" from people to fight the case of the culprits. The two, identified as Shahraz (27) and Muneer (25), were arrested in Puthiyatheru of Kannur District. According to circle inspector P. Sukumaran, they forcibly collected around INR 1.5 million from various places, adds The Hindu.

  • April 21: A Delhi court acquitted a suspected LeT militant, identified as Mukhtar Ahmed Khan, arrested for allegedly planning to execute bomb blasts. He was arrested by the Special Cell of Delhi Police in June12, 2007 from Azadpur Sabzi Mandi in north Delhi with 1.5 kilograms of RDX, a timer and two detonators.

  • April 20: Militants shot dead an ASI of Jammu and Kashmir Police in the old city area of Srinagar. The ASI was on duty in Daresh Kadal area of the city when he was fired upon by pistol borne militants. Islamic Front, a lesser known militant organization, has claimed responsibility for the attack and has threatened more attacks on Police. Police, however, suspected LeT hand behind the killing.

    India requested the US to extradite Tahawwur Rana and grant it access for a second time to Pakistani-American LeT operative David Coleman Headley, both of them jailed in America on terror charges. Both of them are accused of helping the LeT plot the 2008 Mumbai attacks. NIA has charge sheeted Headley and Rana. But sources said there was little hope of getting Headley, a double agent jailed after plea bargaining, extradited.

  • April 18: LeT founder and JuD Chief Hafiz Mohammad Saeed moved the Lahore High Court (LHC) asking it to stop Pakistani authorities from taking any "adverse action" against him under pressure from the US and provide security to him as his life was "not safe" and any "mishap" could happen.

  • April 17: India has asked Morocco to extradite Faiza Outalha, the estranged wife of LeT operative, David Coleman Headley, the mastermind of November 26, 2008 Mumbai terror attack (also known as 26/11), as she is believed to have information and answers to key questions related to the incident.

    Addressing the Defence of Islam conference in Mirpur District of PoK, JuD chief Hafiz Mohammad Saeed said that there would be no peace in South Asia without resolution of the longstanding Kashmir dispute.

  • April 16: Posters, purportedly put up by the LeT, asked panchs (member of village level local self Government Institution, Panchayat) and sarpanchs (head of Panchayat) in villages of Pulwama District to resign from their post within a week's time.

  • April 15: Delhi Police told a court in New Delhi that a consignment of over INR 11.8 million FICN, seized by it in the month of January, had been sent from Pakistan at the behest of its intelligence agency and banned terror outfit LeT to destabilise the Indian economy. The Police made this claim in its charge sheet, filed in the court of Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vinod Yadav and indicting five Indians, arrested along with the FICN consignment on January 12.

    India has sent a formal request to Morocco for examination and recording of statement of Faiza Outalha, estranged wife of Pakistani-American terrorist David Headley, to get more evidence against him as well as LeT founder Hafiz Saeed. The sources said Outalha could give crucial evidence in nailing the lies of Saeed, who has been attempting to throw a veil over his terror activities under the garb of being associated with humanitarian activities of JuD.

  • April 14: SFs neutralized a LeT hideout in Saad forest area of Gool in Ramban District of Jammu and Kashmir.

  • April 13: A United States national of Pakistani origin, Jubair Ahmad (24), was sentenced on April 13 to 12 years in prison and five years of supervised release for providing material support to the LeT. Jubair Ahmad, who lived in Woodbridge, Virginia, received the sentence after being found guilty of promoting and urging recruitment for the LeT, designated by Washington as foreign terrorist organisation, the Justice Department said.

  • April 9: India, responding to Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani's statement on Hafiz Saeed, said that 'solid evidence' on the JuD chief and alleged 26/11 Mumbai terror attack mastermind has already been given to Pakistan.

  • April 8: Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani acknowledged that the case of JuD chief Hafiz Saeed was an "issue" between Pakistan and India but said Islamabad needs "substantial" evidence against him to try him in a court of law.

  • April 6: Army said that killing of five LeT militants in North Kashmir's Zachaldara forests of Rajwar area is a major success for the SFs and apprehended that militants may try to infiltrate in the coming months to fill the void created in their ranks due to successful operations.

    Pakistan FO on rejected Indian External Affairs Minister SM Krishna's remarks that India has provided adequate proof linking JuD chief Hafiz Saeed to the Mumbai attacks.

  • April 5: Five LeT militants were killed in an encounter with the SFs in the Kramhoora forest area of Handwara in Kupwara District.

    PM Yousuf Raza Gilani said that the case of JuD chief Hafiz Mohammad Saeed is an "internal issue" and any evidence against him should be provided to Pakistan so that the courts can take action.

    Abdul Rehman Makki, the brother-in-law of LeT chief Hafiz Mohammad Saeed is a conduit between LeT and Taliban. Government sources say that one of the main reasons for the US announcing a reward of USD two million for Makki is said to be his proximity to Taliban supreme commander Mullah Omar and al Qaeda's Ayman al-Zawahiri.

  • April 4: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said those unleashing terrorism against India should be punished. He was referring to the United State announcement of a USD10 million bounty for 26/11 (November 26, 2008 Mumbai terror attacks) mastermind LeT chief Hafiz Mohammad Saeed.

  • April 3: US has hard evidence that Pakistan-based JuD chief Hafiz Saeed was communicating with slain al Qaeda Osama bin Laden through a courier which subsequently led USA to put a USD 10-million bounty on Saeed's head. All this was unearthed by US Special Forces in May 2011 when they killed Osama Bin Laden in his hideout in Abbottabad, and took back bagfuls of his documents and computer equipment.

    JuD officially condemned the US bounty Saeed, terming it "another attack by the US Government on Muslims and Islam".

    The leaders of different religious parties in Pakistan said the JuD chief is a hero of Pakistan and allegations against him were in fact allegations against the Muslim Ummah and the country.

    UHM P. Chidambaram said that Pakistan has enough evidence to detain 26/11 mastermind and JuD chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed.

  • April 2: State Government is assessing the impact, of the US announcement of a USD10 million bounty on LeT chief Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, on the situation in the State.

    The decision has come at a time when LeT has changed its strategy and shifted control and command structure to Rawalpindi and the PoK, in a bid to directly control and guide the militants operating in J&K.

  • April 1: Police arrested a computer engineer with links to the LeT for allegedly "planning and executing" the car bomb explosion near Bijbehara town in Anantnag District on March 22 that left his accomplice, Mohammad Abbas Dar, dead and 20 others injured. He said the module was working under the command of Lateef Kachru, a 'commander' in the Awantipora area.

  • March 30: Charges against one of the accused of Red Fort attack (December 22, 2000), LeT militant Athruddin alias Athar Ali, was dropped due to lack of evidence. Additional Sessions Judge Pawan Jain discharged Athruddin, holding that there was no evidence to connect him with the offence. The Special Cell of Delhi Police had alleged that Athruddin was a LeT militant and had been in touch with the Red Fort attack prime accused Mohammad Arif, who has been sentenced to death in the case.

  • March 28: Five LeT militants, including a 'district commander', were killed in two separate encounters with the SFs, one in Panjwani forests and second in a nearby Laribal village, in the Handwara area of Kupwara District.

    SP, Handwara Choudery Aslam said that two militants were hiding in the house of widow of one Mohammad Yusuf Geelani in Laribal village. He said that the SFs were fired upon from inside the house during searches resulting in the encounter during which two militants were killed. The SP said that another three militants were killed in Panjwani forests during the encounter. He said that they were two groups of militants and all of them belong to the LeT.

  • March 26: Police is on the lookout of two suspected Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militants who, they fear, could be planning a terror strike in Delhi. Tahir Zameel, 40, and Abrar-ul-Haq, believed to be in his late 20s, reportedly sneaked into Delhi in June 2011 and are allegedly part of a LeT sleeper module. Delhi Police have announced an INR 25,000 reward for information leading to arrest.

  • March 23: in an encounter between SFs and LeT militants, one militant was killed in Pattan area of Baramulla District.  The slain militant was, identified as, Nissar Ahmad Magray alias Shakti.

    DGP Kuldeep Khoda while conceding that Pakistan-based terror outfits, like LeT and HM were still operating in Jammu and Kashmir, said that there has been a drop of 50 percent in terrorist violence in first three months of 2012.

    In view of proposed restoration of NATO supply routes, the DPC staged a rally in Peshawar, the provincial capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, while a grand Jirga (tribal council) in North Waziristan Agency also warned against the route's reopening. Activists of ASWJ, JUI-S and JuD gathered at the Ashraf Road after Friday prayer and chanted anti-US slogans.

  • March 22: DGP Kuldeep Khoda as saying that there are no inputs regarding revival of women cadre of LeT in the State. "We do not have such inputs regarding revamping of women cadre in LeT in the State as LeT has almost been wiped out of Jammu and Kashmir," Khoda said.

  • March 21: Government said that there have been some unconfirmed reports that the LeT is reviving its women's cadre and planning to use it in Jammu and Kashmir.

  • March 19: A city court in Delhi further extended the remand of the three LeT militants accused of planning a terror strike on Delhi till March 28.

  • March 17: Seven militants groups have issued fresh life threatening warning to the valley based journalists and local newspaper owners for what they called “interest-based biased reporting" and ignoring sufferings of people of Kashmir. According to local news agency KNS, the members of Tehreek-e-Shariat Islami, Save Kashmir Movement, Al Nasreen, Al-Arfeen, Al-mansoorian Jehad-ul-Islam, Askari and Al-Jabar held meeting under the ‘chairmanship’ of Abdullah Ghaznavi of LeT.

  • March 16: Abu Bilal, one of the two Pakistani bombers who had planted IED outside the Delhi High Court last September, is suspected to be none other than the LeT operative Ghulam Sarwar, whose name had first figured in an attack on an Army Major General last year. According to an official, the NIA has strong clues and some tentative evidence to show that Bilal is none other than the LeT terrorist Sarwar.

  • March 14: A Pakistani judicial commission reached India to collect evidence and question officials as part of efforts to prosecute LeT commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi and six other suspects charged with involvement in the November 26, 2008 Mumbai attacks (also known as 26/11),

  • March 13: A special NIA court, directed the agency to produce before it on May 31, 2012 Pakistani-American LeT operative terrorist David Coleman Headley, his accomplice Tahawwur Rana, (LeT founder Hafiz Saeed and 26/11 Mumbai (Maharashtra) attack mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi for allegedly carrying out several terror strikes in India.

  • March 12: investigations into the recent smashing of a LeT module by intelligence agencies has revealed that there is a growing concern among the top hierarchy of terror outfits about the sudden drop in militant activities in India, particularly in the Kashmir Valley and other major cities. This frustration was now creeping into the LeT ranks and they are now more determined than ever to carry out a ‘big strike’.

    The Interior Minister Rehman Malik said that banned organisations would be delisted if they “closed down their militant wings.” Pakistan has faced heavy criticism for not doing more to clampdown on the groups, many of which are allowed to operate freely under new names, such as JuD, a UN-blacklisted charity considered a front for the LeT.

  • March 7: Three years after the arrest of Mohammad Umar Madani, the right-hand man of LeT Chief Hafiz Saeed, disclosed that the LeT are hand-in-glove with the CPI-Maoist. Umar Madani, a dreaded alleged LeT operative and an aide of the outfit’s founder Saeed, revealed in his disclosure statement that a close camaraderie exists between LeT and the Naxals.

    Al Qaeda's main operational commander and the chief of the HuJI, Muhammad Ilyas Kashmiri, who was reportedly killed on June 3, 2011 in a US drone attack in South Waziristan Agency of FATA, was spotted in North Waziristan Agency recently, referring to reliable sources. The HuJI leader reportedly visited North Waziristan this week and held sittings with TTP leader Hakimullah Mehsud. Sources said that during the visit, Kashmiri spent a night with Mehsud, as his guest. During Kashmiri's visit to the TTP comrade in Waziristan, a renowned journalist from Islamabad was also reportedly present there. During the sittings with Mehsud, Kashmiri allegedly reviewed the future strategy in connection with jihad, his movement and the present situation in Afghanistan. However, sources said that security officials of the US and Pakistan failed to confirm the death of the HuJI commander and media reports were published in July 2011 that he was still active in the border areas of Pakistan and Afghanistan. However, it is said that the photograph believed to be of Kashmiri's corpse, was actually that of a militant belonging to the LeT.

  • March 4: the interrogation of LeT militant Ehtesham Malik has revealed that he was assembling a 'capsule bomb' to carry out attacks at Chandni Chowk in Delhi. A police officer said they are yet to come across capsule bombs in previous blasts. Capsule bombs can inflict casualties. The probe also threw up evidence of links between Pakistan-based JuD and LeT

  • March 2: MEA and the MoD denied USPACOM chief Admiral Willard’s statement that crack US military troops were based in India besides Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and the Maldives to counter threats from organizations such as the LeT.

  • March 1: According to media reports a LeT militant was arrested and taken into transit remand by the Delhi Police Special Cell at Hazaribagh. The arrestee, Tawseef Ahmad Peer (22) alias Mama.

    There is an apparent change in the way LeT is functioning recently. LeT, a guerrilla outfit has been trying to engage local boys, holding passports, after its foreign cadres started coming under pressure from the security forces. The outfit has successfully nurtured indigenous jihadis and is sending solitary bombers on terror missions after training in Pakistan.

    Delhi Police will question APHC-G Chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani over alleged links with LeT. Reports say Geelani had given a reference letter to the LeT militant, Athesham Malik to obtain a Pakistani visa.

    Admiral Robert Willard, the USPACOM Commander said on March that the US and India are working together on contain LeT. "We have currently special forces assist teams - Pacific assist teams is the term - laid down in Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Maldives, as well as India," Willard told lawmakers at a Congressional hearing in response to a question on co-operation with India on counter-terrorism issues.

  • February 28: Delhi Police arrested two LeT militants, both Indian residents, from Tughlaqabad Extension in south Delhi and seized huge quantities of explosives from them.

  • February 27: One LeT militant was arrested by Jharkhand Police in Hazaribagh and it was based on information given by him that two LeT militants were arrested in Delhi on February 28.

  • February 26: SFs killed two LeT militants, identified as Shahnawaz Khandey alias Bilal Ahmed and Mohammad Rafi, in an operation at Bonjwar in Kishtwar District.

    Inspector General of Police (Jammu) Dilbagh Singh said the LeT, which had been finished in Kishtwar, was being revived by the slain militants but with their killing the outfit has once again been wiped out in the District. However, seven militants of other outfits are still active in the District.

  • February 23: Interrogation of arrested IM militant Mohammed Qafeel Ahmed has confirmed that the vast network of banned outfit SIMI is now being used by IM. Qafeel disclosed that IM has no dearth of funds as the terror outfit continues to get substantial amounts of money through the hawala route from Pakistan. He further revealed that Yasin Bhatkal is extremely secretive about his functioning and that he has the capacity to carry out Delhi 13/2 type terror strikes. In fact, Qafeel even told investigators that the possibility of Bhatkal's involvement in the attack on the Israeli diplomat in New Delhi is even higher as he is closely associated with both the LeT and the HUJI. Qafeel was arrested on February 21 in Darbhanga, Bihar and is under the custody of Delhi Police.

  • February 20: Police arrested a LeT militant, identified as Aijaz Ahmad Sheikh from Gund-i-Nowrooz village of Anantnag District. Police recovered one pistol, one pistol magazine and seven pistol rounds from the militant.

    India is likely to seek the extradition of Pakistani-American militant David Coleman Headley and his Canadian accomplice Tahawwur Hussain.

    Speakers at a DPC rally in Islamabad condemned US drone attacks, military operations in tribal areas, tabling of a resolution on Balochistan in the US House of Representatives and the ban on some religious parties, reports Dawn. The speakers warned the Government against restoring NATO supply routes and granting the MFN (Most Favoured Nation) status to India till resolution of the Kashmir dispute. The DPC rally was organised by JeI and security arrangements were made by HM. Most of the participants belonged to JuD, ASWJ, Ansarul Ulema, formerly HuM.

  • February 21: SFs killed a top LeT 'commander', identified as Ukasha Badar (a Pakistani national), in an encounter in which an Army personnel, identified as Karam Veer was also injured in Momin Abad locality of Sopore town in Baramulla District.

    India is likely to seek the extradition of Pakistani-American militant David Coleman Headley and his Canadian accomplice Tahawwur Hussain.

  • February 19: An architect regularly employed by the ISI Agency worked on the compound in which Osama bin Laden was sheltered for years in Abbottabad and also communicated regularly with LeT from his hideout.

  • February 18: Special court in Delhi told the NIA to initiate the process to produce Pakistani-American terrorist David Coleman Headley, his Canadian accomplice Tahawwur Hussain Rana, LeT founder Hafiz Muhammed Saeed and LeT head of operations Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi before it on March 13.

  • February 17: A Pakistani judicial commission will visit India on March 12 as part of the probe into the 2008 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks. Pakistan's Interior Minister Rehman Malik made these remarks during a meeting in Islamabad with Pakistan's High Commissioner to India, Shahid Malik.

    Spokesperson for JuD Yahya Mujahid said that the founder of LeJ Malik Ishaq was present on the stage of the DPC rally in Multan District. Mujahid contradicted ex-spymaster Hamid Gul's statement in a TV interview in which he had denied Ishaq's presence, going as far as calling a photo in "doctored" and then questioning the credibility of the paper's reporter. Mujahid said Hamid Gul was wrong, and added that it was the DPC's unanimous decision that Ishaq will not address the rally.

    JuD called statements of the US State Department, which called on Pakistan to put curbs on the group in compliance with international sanctions, as disrespecting the Supreme Court of Pakistan. A spokesperson for the JuD claimed that the group has never been banned in Pakistan and had won legal independence by the Supreme Court of Pakistan because they were working for the welfare of Pakistan. JuD defended their chief Hafiz Saeed, insisting that he was a respectable and independent citizen of Pakistan.

    The capital administration banned the entry of three religious leaders in Islamabad for next four days to avoid their presence in a sit-in by Difa-e- Pakistan (Defence of Pakistan) Council at Aabpara in Islamabad on February 18. The leaders are President of ASWJ Maulana Mohammad Ahmed Ludhianvi, Secretary General Maulana Khalid Dhillon and Chief of JuD Hafiz Saeed.

  • February 16: Intelligence agencies are concentrating on two particular incoming phone calls that were made to a cell phone in New Delhi using a satellite phone from the Cox Bazaar area in Bangladesh. While one of the calls was made on the day of the incident (February 13), the second call was made earlier on February 5. Sources said, that the satellite number, from which the two calls originated belongs to a HuJI operative who has been on the radar of the intelligence agencies for some time now. The suspect plays the role of a coordinator between various terror outfits like HuJI, LeT and the IM. Investigating agencies, thus, are not ruling out the possibility of an IM hand in the terror strike.

    US State Department strongly urged Pakistan to prevent JuD Chief Hafiz Saeed from moving freely in the country, freeze the assets of the groups associated with him and stop allowing LeT from acquiring weapons.

  • February 14: A SPO, Mohammad Rafiq alias Rafi, who was arrested last month, has reportedly passed on sensitive and strategic information about Army to Pakistani troops, ISI and LeT commanders. Interrogation of Rafi by Police and Intelligence agencies in Poonch and Jammu has revealed that the SPO was won over by Pakistan Army and ISI during his detention in Pakistani jails for over one and a half years after he had illegally crossed over to PoK in 2000 for arms training.

  • February 12: Sources privy to investigations revealed that the planners of 26/11 Mumbai attacks watched the terror unfold live at a rented house in the North Nazimabad neighbourhood of Karachi. The extensive report includes names of the captain and crew of boats that carried the attackers to Mumbai, financers of the operation, the facilitators in Karachi and those who provided logistical support and technology. The investigations, however, refute claims made by Pakistani-American terrorist David Coleman Headley, one of the leading planners of the Mumbai attacks. Headley had testified earlier that ISI and LeT had coordinated with each other for the attack. The ISI provided military and moral support to the group, he had alleged.

    The Poonch Police handover a SPO, who had turned out to be a militant of LeT, to JIC in Jammu as two more live Pakistani SIM cards were recovered from his possession.

    Religious parties during a rally held in a ground near the Quaid Mausoleum in Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh, vowed to hold a sit-in outside Parliament on February 20, 2012 in protest against restoration of NATO supplies and warned to turn every square of the country into Tahrir Square if attempts were made to push the country to US subservience. From the platform of DPC, the parties assailed US policies and their leaders and slogan-chanting supporters condemned the continuing drone attacks and "attempts to restore NATO supplies".

    The rally was dominated by JuD, JeI and ASWJ. Several speakers paid tribute to Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Omar. Hafiz Mohammad Saeed of JuD said the US wanted to avenge its defeat in Afghanistan and was exploiting the situation in Balochistan. He said India was using Kashmir against Pakistan as a tool and had blocked the flow of water to Pakistan, but the DPC would not allow this to happen. He said the people of Pakistan would stand by their armed forces and foil any conspiracy against the country. The conference adopted a 10-point agenda for steering the country out of the crisis and to restore Islamic values.

  • February 10: Eight years after two blasts at the Gateway of India and Zaveri Bazaar in Mumbai killed 52 people; the Bombay High Court upheld the death sentence awarded to the three accused LeT militants. The court also asked two accused discharged earlier to appear before the trial court, where they will face a fresh case.

  • February 9: NIA submitted charge sheet against 18 accused in the Kashmir Terrorist Recruitment Case at NIA court Kochi, in Kerala. According to the charge sheet, Tadiyantavide Nazeer and Shafas who are accused in several other terrorism cases have joined hands with the banned LeT to execute anti-national activities.

  • February 7: SFs recovered a sophisticated pistol with one magazine and eight rounds at the behest of the arrested SPO Mohammad Rafiq alias Rafi from Kanuiyan forest area of Poonch District.

    A group of men claiming to be members of an 'Intelligence Agency' took into custody four armed activists of the JuD detained by Rawalpindi Police. The four men brandishing weapons were on a double-cabin vehicle which was intercepted by Police at an Army-Police picket on Airport Road a few minutes before the convoy of an Iranian dignitary was to pass through the area. Two of the suspects were identified as Azhar and Qadhafi.

    A press release issued by the JuD in Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh stated that the arrangements for Difa-e-Pakistan conference were in full swing and central leaders of JuD have reached Karachi. Difa-e-Pakistan Council, a coalition of parties and individuals including JuD, AML, JeI, JUP, and other religious parties, excluding JUI-F, is holding the conference scheduled to be held on February 12, 2012 near the Quaid-e-Azam's mausoleum on Muhammad Ali Jinnah Road in Karachi to pressurize the Government not to restore NATO supply.

  • February 6: ATS has found out that Haroon Naik, arrested on February 1 for 13/7 Mumbai blasts, had met LeT operations chief Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi and was present at an "inspirational" lecture by slain al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan just a month before the 9/11 attack.

    Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, the chief of JuD, confessed for the first time about his meeting with al Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden and said he studied under the same scholar, named Sheikh bin Baz, who taught Bin Laden and Ayman Al-Zawahiri.

  • February 4: Two LeT militants, identified as Muzaffar Ahmad Shiekh alias Chotu and Aashiq Hussain Shah, were killed in an encounter with SFs at Adoora village, 35 kilometres from Srinagar, in Pulwama District of Jammu and Kashmir.

  • February 3: SFs trapped three militants belonging to LeT by cordoning off the village after a brief encounter, eight kilometres from Pulwama town.

  • February 2: The founder of LeT and Jama'at-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed appeared to lose his cool on a TV show when Indian Congress MP Mani Shankar Aiyar questioned his contention that Indians did not accept Pakistan, and said he should be arrested and brought before court.

    The Union Government has decided to continue the ban imposed on SIMI. The ban has been extended in light of SIMI's alleged links with certain Pakistan-based terrorist outfits including LeT and its front, Indian Mujahideen.

  • February 1: Border Security Forces have found out that a racket in FICN is operating from Pakistan with the support of ISI and LeT for distribution of FICN in India

  • January 31: The JuD chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed has kept the guessing game on about his reported political ambitions.

  • January 29: Police on LeT module in the Pattan area of Baramulla District.

  • January 29: Thousands of traders and activists from religious parties gathered near the Holy Family Hospital at Satellite Town in Rawalpindi District to call on the Government to stop 'unconstitutional' activities of the Ahmadiyya community. The protest, arranged by Traders' Associations, was attended by activists of JuD, JeI and the ASWJ. Members of the proscribed militant outfit Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan (SSP) were also in attendance. The rally took place in Satellite Town, where an Ahmadi worship place, Ewane Tawheed, is also located. The traders said it was built without prior official approval. Although the rally was held to protest alleged land 'encroachment', speakers used the occasion to demand that Ahmadis stop religious activities such as proselytizing and worshipping.

  • January 26: Investigations by the Jammu and Kashmir Police have found that "officials of an intelligence agency" had provided a Chinese pistol to a surrendered militant, who later used it to kill a SPO.

    Though the Police refused to disclose the name of the agency, the revelation followed the arrest of a surrendered militant in connection with the disappearance of SPO Mohammad Hanief who was found murdered in Kishtwar District on December 10, 2011. Hanief was working with the Special Operation Group in Doda. Kishtwar Deputy Superintendent of Police (Headquarters), Abrar Chowdhary said the Police arrested former LeT militant Nafees Khandey. His two accomplices in the crime - Shahnawaz alias Bilal Ahmed Khander and Mohammad Rafiq - have already fled and rejoined militant ranks, according to the police. Nafees was also planning to rejoin the militant outfit at the time of his arrest, Chowdhary said, adding the Police seized a number of incriminating documents from him.

  • January 24: SFs recovered a large quantity of arms, ammunition and explosive material during two different search operations conducted in Budhal and Thanna Mandi areas of Rajouri District. The seizure belonged to LeT and HM outfits.

  • January 23: Police arrested a surrendered militant while two other former militants were reported to have joined the militant cadre after killing a SPO, Mohammad Hanief, on December 10, 2011 and taking away his AK-47 rifle in upper reaches of Thathri in Kishtwar District of Jammu and Kashmir.

  • January 22: The leaders of the PDC, comprising of 44 politico-religious parties of the country gathered at Liaquat Bagh in Rawalpindi in a rally against what they called the anti-Pakistan forces. "Al-Jihad, Al-Jihad" (the holy war, the holy war) slogans rose from the crowd in response to every fiery claim by orators who warned against the 'grand conspiracies' being hatched by the 'enemies of Pakistan'. A majority of the participants in the rally were holding JuD flags, led by Hafiz Saeed, whose 17-minute speech, consistently referring to Indian-American aggression against Muslims, resonated with the crowd of over 50,000.

    "The current standoff between state institutions is the result of a sin that we committed 10 years ago by allowing our territory to be used against Afghan Muslims, and until we repent for that grave mistake, we will never be able to overcome these issues," Saeed said, adding, "This is America's war and we only want to fight Pakistan's war." The PDC urged the Government to get rid of the US war on terrorism. The leaders demanded Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani to make a timeframe to leave the war and formulate independent policies by keeping the national interests supreme. Saeed said that India is a greater threat to Pakistan than the United States (US). "The current Government is conspiring with the US to give in to Indian supremacy in the region. Granting Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status is part of that plan. We must practically oppose this," Saeed added. Activists of the participating religious outfits freely distributed hate material, including jihadi pamphlets, books, CDs and posters inciting sectarian hatred and urging jihad.

  • January 21: A Delhi court will hear arguments taking cognizance of the charge sheet filed by NIA against Pakistani-American LeT operative David Coleman Headley and eight others including JuD chief Hafiz Mohammad Saeed and LeT militant Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi. Headley and others are charged with planning and executing terror strikes in India, including the 26/11 Mumbai attack.

  • January 20: Police arrested three OGWs of the LeT from Handwara in Kupwara District. The arrestees were identified as Mohammad Rafiq, Aabid Hussain Rather and Abdul Rashid Khoja. Police said that these OGWs were arrested while they were coercing the inhabitants of Muqam and Hindwanpora villages to donate money for the LeT outfit. Police said five letter pads of LeT outfit were recovered from them.

  • January 19: SFs shot dead LeT 'commander', Abrar Khan alias Abu Mavia alias Abu Wasim alias Mistry, hailing from Pakistan, in an encounter at Khaneti Mohalla in Salwa area of Mendhar in Poonch District. Police sources said an operation was launched in Salwa area on specific information about the presence of Mistry in the forests. A contact with the militant was established at about 6am. His dead body was recovered later in the afternoon. Recoveries made from his possession included one AK-47 rifle with four magazines, one UBGL, four UBGL shells, 107 AK rounds and one pouch. Mistry, an 'A' category militants, was operating in twin border Districts of Rajouri and Poonch for past quite some time and had developed good network in Mendhar and adjoining areas.

    The JuD said that the cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan will attend its Difa-e-Pakistan (Defence of Pakistan) rally to be held in Multan District of Punjab Province on January 29, 2012. JuD leaders said the Difa-e-Pakistan gathering would also be attended by Jama'at-e-Islami (JeI) chief Munawar Hassan and Awami Muslim League chief Sheikh Rashid Ahmed and leaders of other religious and political parties. There was no word from Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party on the development. Khan has not attended other 'Defence of Pakistan' meetings organised by the JuD but a message from him was read out at a rally held in Lahore on December 18, 2011.

    The movement was launched shortly after a cross-border November 26, 2011, NATO air strike that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers. During rallies and meetings organised as part of the movement, leaders of the JuD and other extremist groups have mainly targeted the US and India.

  • January 19: Counter-terrorism agencies have narrowed down on the terror-financing module that is operating out of New Delhi, and is believed to have aided IM operatives in executing the July 13 triple blasts in Mumbai and the Delhi blast. Sources in counter-terrorism agencies said that they had identified the recipient of the money illegally channeled from Dubai to a hawala operator in Delhi. The money was laundered through an old LeT conduit, identified as Wali Aziz alias Rehan, who operates out of Dubai. The tip-off about the hawala trader was obtained after the arrest of six IM operatives in November 2011 and with the arrest of Naquee Ahmed, who reportedly helped the plotters of the 13/7 blasts find a safe-house in Byculla in Mumbai.

  • January 18: Security agencies have been put on a high alert after IB warned the Delhi Police last week that a LeT operative, identified as one Rehman, may have gained entry into the city to carry out a terror strike during the upcoming Republic Day (January 26) celebrations. Sources said Rehman is believed to be heavily armed and carrying sophisticated weapons and gadgetry and may have specifically entered Delhi with a mission to disrupt R-Day celebrations."We don't know his location. There are active IM sleeper modules in the city and Rehman may try to get in touch with their members to carry out a terror strike on the upcoming Republic Day celebrations. We are taking every measure to disrupt any attempt to strike the city," an unnamed top special cell official said.

  • January 17: A Pakistani ATC conducting the trail of seven men charged with involvement in the November 26, 2008 Mumbai attacks (also known as 26/11) adjourned proceedings till January 28, 2012 after the main accused, LeT commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, sought time to appoint a new lawyer, reports The Times of India. Lakhvi made the request as his lawyer Khwaja Sultan Ahmed died recently. Judge Shahid Rafique adjourned the case till January 28 and directed Lakhvi to appoint a new counsel before that date. The seven suspects, including Lakhvi, have been charged with planning, financing and facilitating the attacks that were carried out by 10 Pakistani terrorists.

  • January 14: DIG, North Kashmir Muneer Ahmad Khan said that there is 90 percent decline in militancy in Bandipora District but added that the militants in the District are using hi-tech devices and travel to Pakistan to get the training in handling them. He said Police in December 2011 arrested two militants who had recently returned from Pakistan after getting training in handling the hi-tech gadgets.

    General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Northern Command, Lieutenant General K T Parnaik said on January 15 that nearly 2,500 militants were camping in terrorist training camps in Pakistan and PoK. Some 300 militants were also camping in launching pads in Pakistan and PoK. "Camps in PoK and Pakistan have 2,000 to 2,500 terrorists as per our own sources. However, in launching pads (along the borderline with Pakistan) they are around 300 or so," he said. On the security situation in J&K, the Army Commander said it was good. "Violence parameters have been down in 2011. Last year was a fruitful year. We had a fair amount of peace in the state," he added. "Though there had been continued attempts to push terrorists into this side of the border yet we successfully thwarted most of them. As per the reports, there would be attempts to revive the terrorists activities in the State as such we all have to remain alert and take pre-emptive measures," he added. To a question about reports of LeT revitalizing woman cadre, he said, "We keep getting these inputs from the intelligence sources. Frequent reports keep coming to us through sources about whatever happens across the border so far as terrorist mechanism is concerned. There are reports that woman cadre of the LeT is being trained in Muzaffarabad area of the Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir before being pushed into this side of the border. However, this is not yet corroborated. We have not shared this report officially with the State Government and anyone else and it will require sometime to further corroborate."

    Alleged IM militants Salman alias Chotu and Shahzad Ahmed alias Pappu have allegedly confessed to the Bangalore Police that they had got explosives for the 2008 Delhi serial blasts from Udupi, a coastal town in Karnataka. Both LeT-trained Salman and Shahzad, natives of Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh and arrested by Delhi Police in 2011, are co-accused in the Chinnaswamy Stadium blast case in 2010.

    In their confessional statement, they allegedly told the Bangalore anti-terrorism cell that their associates Mohammed Saif (now in jail) and Khalid (absconding) went to Udupi on August 31, 2008, and brought the explosives to Delhi on September 3, 2008. The Delhi blasts took place on September1 3, 2008.

    JuD chief Hafiz Mohammad Saeed expressed support for the contacts between the US and Afghan Taliban and urged the Government to open a dialogue with Pakistani militants. Addressing a news conference at Karachi Press Club in Karachi, he said that by initiating a reconciliation process for Afghanistan the US had "in effect accepted its mistake" of invading the country.

  • January 13: Mohammad Rafiq alias Rafi, the SPO arrested along with five others, was reportedly engaged in espionage, according to. There were reports that he had developed contacts with Pakistan Army, ISI and militant 'commanders' of LeT and HM during his stay in Pakistan, before returning to India and joining the services. This aspect was, however, yet to be confirmed by Police.

    Parveen Akhter, wife of Mohammad Azam of Mendhar in Poonch District, has turned out to be another woman militant with confirmed involvement of her links with a Pakistan based militant of LeT outfit, also named as Mohammad Azam. Police arrested Parveen Akhter along with Bashir Akhter of Qasba in Poonch District. During questioning, Parveen Akhter alias Parveena is said to have disclosed that Mohammad Azam used to smuggle weapons from PoK up to the LoC at fixed spots in Poonch District. Parveena picked up the weapons, FICNs, SIM cards and other material from the LoC and supplied them to militants, including Mohammad Hafiz of Surankote. Hafiz has already been arrested by Srinagar Police.

  • January 10: A red alert was sounded in Kishanganj District after intelligence reports suggested that eight LeT terrorists had sneaked in there from across the porous Indo-Nepal border, official sources said. The sources told agency that sleuths of the IB have already visited the District and held a 'secret' meeting with Kishanganj (P Ranjit Kumar Mishra in this regard. Apart from SSB personnel, District Armed Police personnel too were maintaining strict vigil on the porous border and people moving into the district from Nepal were being thoroughly frisked, the SP said. All the important trains were being escorted with heavy security personnel as personnel of the RPF were deployed in railway stations in the District. Vigil was also being kept on the movement of trains in other Districts of the Seemanchal belt: Purnia, Araria, and Katihar, sources said.

    Railway stations along the Bihar-Nepal border have been put on alert after intelligence reports that a group of terrorists have sneaked into the State and could pose a threat to railway facilities in the area. According to intelligence agencies, the terrorists could attack stations near the border like Raxaul, Sugauli, Adapur, Sikta, Narkatiaganj, Betiah and Motihari. RPF's chief security commissioner (Samastipur) S N Arya said that following the threat reports received from the intelligence departments of the State and Central Governments, all railway stations along the Bihar-Nepal border have been put on maximum alert. According to reports, he said that a Pakistani terrorist was arrested in Kathmandu in Nepal last week. To seek his release, a group of seven to eight Afghani terrorists sneaked into the District from across the Nepal border, posing major threat to Railway Stations and trains besides other vital installation along the border, Arya said.

    The Army said that Security Forces had foiled numerous infiltration attempts and terrorists were on the run with their leadership eliminated to a great extent in Jammu and Kashmir. "The relentless hard work by security forces has kept terrorists on the run in Jammu and Kashmir", General Officer Commanding in Chief (GOC-in-C), Northern Command, Lieutenant General K T Parnaik said. "As their numbers have dwindled and the leadership has been eliminated to a great extent, the operations are now entering a more difficult phase," he added. "This demands excellent synergy among all security forces, intelligence agencies and the civil administration," the Army officer said. He expressed hope the terrorists would be dealt a final blow in the state soon.

    According to a recent intelligence report, the LeT in association with IM is planning to carry out attacks in Mumbai and Delhi in near future. Probable targets include ports and vital installations on the coastal front.

  • January 7: The DPC on warned of countrywide protests if the Government reopens supply routes for allied forces stationed in neighbouring Afghanistan. The DPC, which comprises the JI, JuD, Frontal organisation of Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan and others, made the demand in a joint declaration adopted at a meeting between the top leadership in Islamabad.

    The meeting was attended by DPC Chairman and JUI-S chief Maulana Samee-ul-Haq, Gen (r) Hameed Gul, JI chief Syed Munwar Hassan, JuD chief Professor Saeed Ahmad, Pakistan Awami League chief Sheikh Rasheed, Pakistan Muslim League-Zia-ul-Haq leader Ijaz ul Haq, Abdul Rasheed Turabi, Jamiat Al-Hadith General Secretary Abtisam Elahi, Ghulam Mustafa Jadoon and Hafiz Abdur Rehman. Addressing a news conference, DPC leaders warned they would resist any move by the Government to reopen NATO supply routes. They added that a mass awareness campaign would be launched against the "terrorism" being "covertly sponsored" by India and the United States in the country. DPC leaders said that the meetings would be held in Rawalpindi on January 22, Multan on January 29 and Karachi on February 12.

    A Melbourne-based Pakistani student, Salman Ghumman (23), was deported on security grounds after being questioned by Australian security intelligence officials over his suspect phone calls to Pakistan. Ghumman was detained last month by immigration officials after several months of questioning by Australian Security Intelligence Organisation officials over suspect phone calls made to Pakistan and why he was in Australia. His father Manzoor Hussain Ghumman, a retired Pakistani Air Force officer, was quoted by the paper as saying that the family was concerned about his son's fate if he be picked up and questioned by Pakistani security services. Ghumman said he feared his son had been unfairly targeted because the family had donated money to JuD, a frontal organisation believed to be the charity arm of LeT. Ghumman, who arrived in Australia in July 2010 to study accounting at the Melbourne Institute of Technology, said he was mortified at his situation and was determined to clear his name and return to Australia to complete an accounting degree at La Trobe University.

  • January 5: Police in Anantnag busted a six member LeT module. Police said that the module was busted after the arrest of a youth, Younis Ahmad, of Arwani. "During his questioning he reveal that he along with other members of this module had arranged weapons and delivered them to the militants operating in Tral", said Police. Police said that on his disclosure his five associates who were also working for LeT were arrested. Police identified them as Shakoor-ul-Mansoor Parray, Tawseef Hussain Bhat, Mudasir Ahmad Bhat, Mohammad Shafi Bhat and Mohammad Younis Bhat son of Ghulam Ahmad.

    Police said that the module was involved in arranging and transportation of weapons and were also facilitating the movement of militants by providing them information regarding the movements of security forces in the area. The module had also succeeded in recruiting some youths into the militancy, said police. Police said that module was working at the behest of a LeT 'commander' of Pulwama and Kulgam.

  • January 4: Bandipora Police neutralized two militant modules, one each of LeT and HM, who were planning the target killings in the District. Superintendent of Police (Bandipora) Bashir Ahmed Khan said that Police arrested six youths in two separate raids from Hajin area of Sonawari in the District. They were affiliated with HM and LeT. Khan said that Police arrested a youth, identified as Fayaz Ahmed of village Hajin. He said that during the questioning Fayaz disclosed that he was working with the HM since last nine months. Khan said that on his disclosure, Police arrested two of his accomplices from Hajin. They have been identified as Zubair Ahmed Parray. Khan said that the trio confessed that they were working with the HM and were recruiting the youth into militant ranks. During the questioning they said that they were tasked to kill some influential political workers and Police personnel in the District. A matrix sheet and list of people of few political workers and police personnel were recovered from their possession, Khan added.

    Police neutralized an LeT module, believed to be planning target killings, operating in Sonawari area and arrested three militants, identified as Zahoor Ahmed Dar, Ghulam Muhammad Bhat and Nissar Ahmed Ganie. Zahoor Ahmad Dar had visited Pakistan at the behest of LeT for computer training in May 2011. After staying in training camps for 15 days he returned back. Later, Zahoor Ahmed contacted a surrendered militant, Ghulam Mohammad Bhat, for sending across some educated youths for computer and arms training. Ghulam Mohammed motivated Nissar Ahmed Dar at the behest of Zahoor Ahmed and sent him across for computer training and was transporting money and other material for the LeT cadres. These youths were assigned the job of targeting political activists and police personnel in the District. The arrested militants had earlier threatened Panches and Sarpanches during 2011 Panchayat elections.

  • January 3: The LeT is raising a group of 21 female terrorists at its training camps in PoK for carrying out sabotage activities in India, Army sources said, "We have confirmed reports that LeT is imparting training to 21 selected female terrorists at its training facilities in Muzaffarabad in PoK for carrying out terrorist activities in India," an unnamed Army official said in New Delhi.

    Army said the new group, named as Dukhtareen-e-Toiba, is planned to be made active in the Kashmir Valley by the LeT. The women terrorists are planned to be infiltrated into India through routes in Uri sector or using the aerial route through some other country.

    DNA quoted sources as saying, "Inputs reveal that 21 girls are being trained by LeT at Divalia, Muzzafarabad, under the name of Dukhtaran-e-Toiba." The group, after training, have been placed under the command of an LeT 'commander', Sayeed Sadaqat Hussain, for future deployment in Kashmir, the sources added.

    Intercepts indicate that the new front is being activated since the earlier formation of women DeM led by Asiya Andrabi has not been successful in mobilising people as it had in the past. According to reports, the sources said, the effort is to try and infiltrate these trained cadres into India either through the Uri sector or even Nepal.

    Another training camp, according to other information, is located at Turbeladem in PoK in which over 400 terrorists in various groups are being trained and that the facility is being commanded by a senior officer of ISI. The sources said the ISI asked the LeT and other terror groups to carry out attacks against the Indian troops deployed on the LoC. These groups, the reports said, carried out reconnaissance in areas on the other side of the LoC facing the Indian forward defence locations.

  • January 1:The Ramban District is speedily moving towards "zero militancy" as only four militants of HM are currently active in the area. "There are only four militants of HM outfit operating in Ramban District," Superintendent of Police Anil Mangotra said. "These surviving militants are hiding somewhere in the upper reaches, and the police and army are trying hard to locate and eliminate them," he added. Five top militants including two top HM and LeT 'commanders' were killed in Ramban in 2011, giving a big jolt to militancy in the District, he said. Bordered by thick forested belts of Doda, Anantnag, Udhampur and Reasi Districts, Ramban has seen more than 400 militants of different outfits including HM, LeT, JeM, HuJI, HuM and HMPPR operating in the District till 2000, he said.

    Pakistan is unmatched in terms of the freedom it allows for the pursuit of jihad (holy war) and for the spread of Islam, said JuD chief Hafiz Saeed.

 

 

 

 

 
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