In the wake of Pulwama attack, security forces have intensified the search operation to apprehend the terrorist Gazi Rashid, who is the mastermind behind the ghastly attack on CRPF soldiers of 14th February in which over 40 soldiers were martyred. After getting the tip-off, a joint team of army’s 55 RR, CRPF and SOG launched cordon off the area in Pinglena, Pulwama. In this operation, three soldiers and a major were martyred whereas the condition of an injured soldier is critical. The martyred are identified as Major DS Dondial, Head Constable Seva Ram, Sepoy Ajay Kumar, and Sepoy Hari Singh. The operation is still going.
Who is Gazi Rashid
The nephew of the Chief of Jaish-e-Mohammad Masood Azhar was eliminated by security, who was sent by Azhar for terrorist activities in Kashmir. Thereafter, Azhar gave the responsibility of terror attack to his top commander and IED expert Gazi Rashid. Gazi Rashid joined Jaish-e-Mohammad in 2008 and trained by Taliban. He came to northern Waziristan in 2010 and has entered into the world of terrorism. He trained youth in Pakistan Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (POJK).