J&K Govt moves SC to transfer LeT terrorist from Jammu

NEW DELHI: A day after the Pulwama terror attack in which 40 CRPF personnel were martyred, the Jammu and Kashmir Government on Friday moved the Supreme Court seeking that Pakistani Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist Zahid Farooq be shifted from Jammu jail to Tihar in the national capital, saying he is “indoctrinating” Indian inmates.

A bench of Justices L Nageswara Rao and M R Shah, agreed to examine the plea and issued notice to Centre and sought its response in four weeks.

Farooq was arrested by security forces while trying to cross border security fence on May 19, 2016.

The State Government said that intelligence inputs received indicate that militants belonging to terror outfits like Jaish-e-Muhammad and LeT are indoctrinating the minds of other inmates lodged in the prison.