Thanks to FBI, India now knows who the handlers of Pulwama attack were reporting to
The FBI has told the NIA about the WhatsApp group operated by a member of the terrorist outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad
India now knows who the handlers of Pulwama attack were reporting to, thanks to the America’s security agency Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) which has provided the Indian intelligence agency National Investigation Agency (NIA) with two crucial pieces of information regarding the attack, a Times of India report has said.
According to the report, the FBI has told NIA that it has identified the point person the handlers were in touch with and the nature of the explosives that were used in the blast.
Talking to the publication, NIA spokesperson Sonia Narang said, “We are thankful for the valuable inputs received from the foreign law enforcement agencies, such as the FBI, to nail the accused and weed out nefarious designs of Pakistan to foment terrorism in the valley,”
The FBI has told the NIA about the WhatsApp group operated by a member of the terrorist outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad who was in contact with the people who carried out the attack of Pulwama. According to the FBI, a man called Mohammed Hussain was operating the WhatsApp group, a recent of Pakistan’s Muzaffarabad. But the number was however registered under the name of Jameela from Budgam, TOI reported
Commenting on the same, an NIA top official said, “The woman had died in 2011. And before that she lived in some other village in some other district. Since it is not possible to trace WhatsApp and Facebook information of accounts that operate outside India, the FBI helped crack those.”
The FBI also told the Indian intelligence agency that the explosives used in the blast were Ammonium Nitrate, nitroglycerine and gelatin sticks which the Central Forensic Science Laboratory also confirmed, TOI reported.
The report further said that the explosives were brought a year before the attack in three consignment of 10 kilograms to 12 kilograms each by Munna Lahori in March, Umar Farooq in April and Mohammad Ismail Lambu in May respectively.