Centre declares LeT operative Mohammad Qasim Gujjar as designated terrorist

Gujjar will be the 57th individual to be designated a terrorist under UAPA

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The Centre on Thursday declared Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) operative Mohammad Qasim Gujjar alias Salman alias Suleman as a terrorist under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967. 

In a post on X, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said Gujjar has caused numerous deaths and injuries with terror attacks and is involved in planning war against India.

“Anyone found involved in activities against the unity and integrity of the nation will be dealt with ruthlessly,” he said.

Gujjar will be the 57th individual to be designated a terrorist under the anti-terror law, UAPA. 

“Gujjar, with the intention to wage war against the country, has been involved in carrying out a wide-range of terrorist activities, including coordinating, supplying, identifying locations for drones for dropping arms, ammunition, improvised explosive devices and cash, and delivering and managing consignments from across the border,” said an official notification.

He has also been involved in creating new terror modules through recruitment and radicalisation by various means, including social media and other online encrypted communication applications, it said.

The 32-year-old hails from Angrala in the Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir and is presently residing in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

In its notification, the MHA said it exercised the powers conferred by clause (a) of sub-section (1) of Section 35 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 to designate Gujjar as a terrorist. 


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