Masood Azhar changed into visiting in automobile when he turned into arrested in Kashmir in 1994

New Delhi: In a chief diplomatic victory for India, Pakistan-based totally Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) leader Masood Azhar become on Wednesday declared as a global terrorist by way of the United Nations Security Council.

“Masood Azhar particular as a terrorist in @UN Sanctions listing,” tweeted India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Syed Akbaruddin.

Masood Azhar, who had entered into India on a Portuguese passport through Bangladesh, was arrested in Anantnag, South Kashmir, in February 1994. Interestingly, it changed into a threat arrest.

Azhar and Sajjad Afghani have been journeying in an automobile while some Armymen stopped the vehicle at Khanabal.

“Both ran from the autorickshaw prompting the Armymen to nab them. Army men had been glad to discover Sajjad Afghani and had a bit expertise about the alternative,” former Director General of Sikkim Police Avinash Mohananey, who probed Azhar quite some of instances throughout his 20-yr tenure inside the Intelligence Bureau, instructed news company PTI.

Azhar, the son of a retired college headmaster in Pakistan’s Bahawalpur, had usually believed that his stint within the Indian custody could be short-lived.

And certainly, tries had been made to get him released. Within 10 months of his arrest, some foreigners were kidnapped from Delhi and the captors referred to as for Azhar’s release.


The plot, however, didn’t materialise when the Delhi and Uttar Pradesh Police controlled to get the hostages launched from captivity in Saharanpur.

In reality, all through the raid in Saharanpur, police arrested every other terrorist, Omar Sheikh, who became in the end freed at the side of Azhar in trade for the passengers of the hijacked flight IC814 in 1999.

Sheikh had later hogged the limelight for beheading Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl in Pakistan.

In but some other try and launch Azhar from captivity a shadow organization of Harkat-ul-Ansar in July 1995, Al-Faran demanded the terrorist’s release in the change of 5 foreigners kidnapped in Kashmir.

Four years later, a tunnel changed into dug in Kot Balwal prison to make Azhar get away. However, it couldn’t appear due to Azhar’s massive belly. The terrorist changed into obese and had faced trouble in passing via the tunnel.

However, Sajjad Afghani turned into killed in the technique.

Finally, the BJP-led NDA authorities, in 1999, launched Masood Azhar, Omar Sheikh and Mushtaq Ahmed Zargar alias ‘Latram’ in exchange for the passengers of the hijacked flight IC-814.

Azhar’s men had hijacked the Kathmandu-New Delhi aircraft and taken it to Kandahar in Afghanistan.

Despite attempts through the authorities, negotiations with the hijackers had failed. The government had to provide into their demands and launch the 3 terrorists.

His launch marked the beginning of a brand new bankruptcy of terror in Jammu and Kashmir in addition to the rest of India as Azhar then shaped the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM).

Involved in some of the assaults, the JeM’s modern suicide attack become on CRPF employees in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district which claimed the lives of forty employees.

Ashley Stephens

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