New Delhi: The government Monday designated as ‘terrorist’ Pakistani national ‘Mohiuddin Aurangzeb Alamgir’. He was involved in the terror attack on a CRPF bus in Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir in 2019. Forty CRPF personnel were killed in the February 14, 2019 attack. About a fortnight later, India had carried out an air strike on terrorist camps inside Pakistan in response.
The government had Friday designated Hafiz Talha Saeed, a key leader of the terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and the son of 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed, a ‘terrorist’.
In a notification, the Union Home Ministry said Alamgir, 39, who used aliases ‘Maktab Ameer’, ‘Mujahid Bha’i and ‘Muhammad Bhai’, has been involved in the attack on the CRPF convoy in Pulwama. He has been involved in anti-India terror activities on behalf of the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) and looks after the outfit’s fund collection activities from Pakistani nationals and routing the fund to Kashmir.
Alamgir has been involved in facilitating infiltration of Afghan cadres and coordinating terror attacks on Indian security forces in Jammu and Kashmir.
The ministry said taking into account all his activities, Alamgir has been notified as a ‘terrorist’ under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. Alamgir is the 33rd individual who has been declared a terrorist by the government.
Born January 1, 1983 and a resident of Bahawalpur in Pakistan’s Punjab, Alamgir is a senior leader of the JeM.
The JeM has been responsible for a series of deadly attacks in India, mostly in Jammu and Kashmir, in which scores of civilians and security personnel have been killed over the years.
JeM founder Maulana Masood Azhar, who was released by India in exchange for the release of a hijacked Indian Airlines flight from Kandahar in 1999, is one of the most wanted terrorists in India, along with LeT founder Hafiz Saeed and the LeT ‘operational commander’ Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi.