A letter seized from a slain infiltrator in the Keran sector has exposed Pakistan’s involvement in the current stand-off on the Line of Control (LoC).
The letter was written by Havaldar Mohommad Yousuf Chaudhary of 645 MD (Mujhaideen) regiment of Pakistan to his “brother Inayat” seeking help for his associate Farid Malik.
“Hope you are in good mood. I have come to know that your letter has reached. I am sending this letter through Farid Malik. Please do whatever you could to help him out,” reads the translation of the letter written in Urdu.
It was seized during one of the operations in the general area of Keran. Army officials say the 645 Mujahideen regiment of Pakistan is notorious for training and aiding militants in Jammu and Kashmir.
“The letter clearly indicates that the Pakistan army is abetting and supporting the infiltrators. This proves Pakistan’s involvement beyond doubt. We are trying to verify whether the slain infiltrator from whom the letter was recovered was Chaudhary,” an army officer said.
The letter was shwon th the media two days after Pakistan’s high commissioner to India Salman Bashir denied his country’s role in the infiltration in Keran sector of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.
The army has also recovered a Pakistani official identity card from another infiltrator. The identity cards are issued by the Pakistani government to all its citizens.
If this was not enough, the arms, ammunitions, food items and medicines seized have exposed the Pakistan’s hand in the infiltration. For the first time, the Indian army has also seized AK 98 sub machine guns from the infiltrators. The portable gun is considered very lethal and it can be easily concealed. Besides, a sophisticated Tommy gun was also seized from the infiltrators.
Besides, the army has found bullet proof vests on the bodies of the militants. “The bullet proof vests can easily be donned under the shirt. This is something which is quite surprising and worrying,” said an army officer.
The seizures also included fruits, medicines, dry fruits, pickles and cigarettes which had clear Pakistani markings. “They had been manufactured in Pakistan. It also shows that the infiltrators were here for a long haul,” an officer said.
Col Sanjay Mitra, Officiating Brigadier General Staff of 15 Corps, said they have seized seven more AK rifles, four pistols, 20 UBGL grenades and two radio sets. “It is in addition to the six AK 47 rifles, 10 pistols and five radios sets which as displayed on Sunday,” he said.