Things are not going well between Pakistan terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) founder Hafiz Saeed and his Kashmir ‘operations-in-charge’ Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi. According to the intelligence inputs received by Indian security establishment, they have a major spat over some issues.
According to a report in Hindustan Times, Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi who played a major role in plotting the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks had some problems with Saeed who was the main brain behind the November 26, 2008, attacks.
Intelligence inputs also suggested that the LeT terrorists are planning to kill separatist leaders in the Kashmir valley to stir up violence.
The report also claimed that the LeT decided “not use its name in its actions in Kashmir and actions will be given more and more colour of being carried out indigenously by the indigenous groups”.
The group instead used the name ‘Quit Kashmir Movement’ in its press releases to blame indigenous groups in India that they are responsible for the violence in the valley.
The intelligence sources said, “Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi has got certain issues with 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed, who is presently under detention. Reportedly, Lakhvi has shifted most of his loyalists to PoK. Inputs reveal that Lashkar has decided to not use its name in its actions in Kashmir.”
Pakistani authorities in January put Saeed under house arrest following huge international pressure and the Pakistan Interior Ministry has included his name on the Exit Control List.
The intelligence agencies said the reason between the spat between the two is unknown.
The valley has witnessed several violent incidents following the death of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani. Security agencies said terror groups like LeT, Hizbul and others are provoking youths to stir up violence in the valley.
Intelligence report said at this time another terror group Tehreek-e-Mujahideen (TeM) has emerged in Kashmir. Terrorist Bilpapa who was earlier in Central Jail in Moulana Showkat murder case and is presently on bail has enabled the TeM to revive, six years after it had rejected him. Javed Munshi alias Bilpapa in 2011 killed the cleric-politician Maulana Shaukat Shah. After the killing, Jamiat-e-Ahl-Hadith (JAH) had declared killers of Shaukat Shah as traitors.
The report suggested this group (TeM) may plan to target any separatist leader to create some problem in the valley.