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It was a WhatsApp message that led to the cornering and killing of Muddasir Khan, the brain behind the Pulwama terror attack that killed 40 personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force.

In the first week of March, the Delhi Police picked up Sajjad Khan, a close aide of Muddasir. Aware of the fact that Sajjad was in touch with Muddasir over WhatsApp, intelligence officials used the former’s phone to send a message to Muddasir. Only, the message had a malware link. As soon as Muddasir clicked on the link, intelligence officials obtained his internet protocol (IP) address and traced his location. On March 11, Muddasir and two other Jaish-e-Mohammed militants were gunned down in a joint operation by the Army and the CRPF in Jammu and Kashmir.

All the officers involved were applauded by their seniors for their role in, what they called, “one of the rarest of the rare and excellent intelligence operation”. Read More

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