26/11 planner living under ISI security
NEW DELHI: In its annual Country Reports on Terrorism, the United States has accused Islamabad of not prosecuting 2019 Pulwama attack mastermind Masood Azhar of the Jaish-e-Mohammed terror group and 26/11 Mumbai attack master planner Sajjid Mir aka Majid of the Laskhar-e-Taiba terror group despite their “widely believed” presence in Pakistan.
While the Imran Khan government continues to deny the presence of these terrorists in Pakistan, Mir and Azhar live under highest level of ISI protection in that country. Sajjid Mir, the handler of American national David Coleman Headley, lives in Garden Villa Housing Society, Adiala Jail Road, Rawalpindi, Pakistan or 27, C-Block, Al Faisal Town, Lahore or Ganda Nala area of Lahore in Pakistan.
Carrying a reward of US $5 million on his head, 44-year-old Mir was the man who directed the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists to take the head shot at the Holtzberg couple at Chabad House in Mumbai during the 26/11 massacre. Responsible for security of LeT’s operations chief Zaki-urRehman Lakhvi till 2010, Mir was not only responsible for recruiting terrorists abroad and training them in terror camps in Pakistan but also was part of the ISI’s Indian Mujahideen operation or what was identified as the Karachi project.
While Indian intelligence has kept track of Mir, the terrorist has level seven protection, which is normally given to heads of state by the ISI in Pakistan. He underwent plastic surgery after the 26/11 attacks.
Similarly, the architect of the 2016 Pathankot air base and 2019 Pulwama attack, Masood Azhar, lies bed-ridden at JeM headquarters at Markaz-e-Usaman-o-Ali, Railway Link Road, Bhawalpur in Pakistan’s Punjab province. While Azhar plans attacks against India, the strikes are executed by his brother Maulana Rauf Asghar and his team. The veteran terrorist is also known to stay in Madarassa Bilal Habshi, Kotka Imam Shah, Gareha Shah Jahan, PS Mandan, Bannu, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa or Madrassa Masjid-e-Luqman, Lakkitajazai Road, Lakkimarwat, KPK.
Firefighters try to douse a blaze during the 26/11 attacks.