With Jaish down, will ISI launch the Jaishul-Haq Tanzeem in India

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With the Lashkar-e-Taiba and the Jaish-e-Mohammad suffering huge blows, the ISI in Pakistan is likely to launch a lesser known group known as the Jaishul-Haq Tanzeem to strike in India.

The Jaishul is a splinter group of the Jaish-e-Mohammad. While it is claimed in Pakistan that this group headed by Maulana Abdul Rehman broke away due to differences with the Jaish chief, Maulana Masood Azhar, Indian agencies feel that this was an eyewash.

Will ISI launch Jaishul-Haq Tanzeem?

Rehman, once close to Azhar, was the one who had masterminded the Khandahar hijack. The hijack was carried out to have Azhar who was in India's custody released. However, later on differences arose between the two and they part ways.

Plotting the big strike

Although in Pakistan it is said that the Jaishul and the Jaish do not see eye to eye, the ISI nurtures both groups. Intelligence bureau officials say that the Jaishul would be used by the ISI to carry out an attack in India.

Both the Lashkar-e-Taiba and the Jaish have suffered major blows due to the surgical strike. Moreover the heat on both the groups is very high and hence the ISI may not sanction them an attack in India for now.

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IB officials say that the Jaishul is likely to be roped in to carry out an attack in India. This is, however, not  the first time that the name of this outfit is cropping up in Indian circles.

In the month of May, two of its operatives were picked up in Delhi. It was found that they had planned on carrying out an attack at five different locations in Delhi and even planned on using chemical bombs.

Two persons Ahmed Khan Durrani and Abdul Qadri had come to India on a medical visa and had stayed at Delhi's Lajpat Nagar. They were preparing the bombs in their home. However, the trial went awry and both men panicked. They fled to Afghanistan.

The Delhi Police later found out about their sinister plan and further investigations suggested that these men were part of the Jaishul.

Intelligence Bureau officials say that this group runs a trust in Peshawar. The funds are collected through this trust. Officials also point out that this group carries out recruitment drives both in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

This group is also backed by the Haqqani Network, IB officials point out. The ISI will look to launch this group into India and carry out a major attack, the officials also add.

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