|Early Times Report|
Jammu, Mar 9: Terror sleeper-cells trying to prove accused as 'juvenile'
Jammu, March 9: Highly motivated and dreaded terrorists- who had lobbed grenade in Jammu bus stand which claimed lives of two youth, was nabbed within hours after the incident. But now sleepers-cells of terrorists, working in different areas, have started a vicious campaign to prove hardcore terrorist as "juvenile".
Within hours after terrorist was nabbed, the sleeper-cells of ISI have started their campaign on the social media that the youth- whose terror act has claimed lives of two innocent youth, is a teenager and is under 16. These sleeper cells have been claiming that he was paid Rs 50,000 by a Hizbul Mujahideen militant for it.
"The boy, who will turn 16 on March 12, was apprehended while fleeing after hurling the grenade at the bus stand that left two people dead and 31 others injured Thursday", sleeper cells claimed in their campaign and further added that "During interrogation, the juvenile told the police that he had been paid Rs 50,000 by a Hizbul Mujahideen militant for throwing the grenade".
Sleeper cells produced Aadhaar card and other identity proofs, including school records, show his date of birth as March 12, 2003.
The self-styled district chief of Kulgam's Hizbul Mujahideen outfit Fayaz had passed on a grenade to an overground worker, Muzammil, for lobbing at a crowded place anywhere in Jammu. Muzammil had developed cold feet and refused to throw it. He was then instructed to pass on the grenade to the boy who was codenamed "chotu". The attack was carried out around 11.50 am resulting in the death of Mohammad Sharik, 17, and and injuries to 32 others, including 11 from the Valley, 10 from Jammu and others from outside the state. One more person identified as Mohammad Riyaz succumbed to his injuries on Friday morning.