On Wednesday, in a startling revelation, security officials claimed that they have identified nine terrorists of Jammu and Kashmir who are involved in doing business through LoC trade route. The officials added that these terrorists are now based in Pakistan and are doing business with the help of Pakistan's intelligence agency ISI. The officials also said that these terrorists are using the money earned from trade for funding of terror activities in Kashmir and other parts of India.
The nine terrorists are identified as Mehrajuddin Bhatt, Nazeer Ahmed Bhatt, Basrat Ahmed Bhatt, Shaukat Ahmed, Noor Mohammad, Khurshid, Imtiyaz Ahmed, Aamir and Ejaz Rahmani.
It may be recalled that on Thursday the Indian government had decided to suspend all cross-LoC trade with Pakistan saying that miscreants based in Pakistan were using the trade route to push weapons, narcotics and counterfeit currency into India.
Security officials, however, said that some Pakistan-based terrorists had started misusing the LoC trade on a very large scale. The investigations of certain cases by NIA revealed that a large number of firms engaged in LoC trade are being operated by persons who are associated with terrorists, ANI reported.