New Delhi: India has declared Ali Kashif Jan, a member of Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) who was involved in the Pathankot Air Force Station terror attack, as a designated terrorist under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
Jan alias Jan Ali Kashif is the third terrorist to be designated as a terrorist by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs in the last five days.
According to a Gazette notification, Jan is accused in various cases and is being investigated by the National Investigation Agency, including for the Pathankot Air Force Station terror attack of 2016.
Jan is a resident of Charsadda in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. He is the operational commander and part of the core planning committee of the Jaish-e Mohammed.
Jan was the handler of the Pathankot Air Force Station terror attack in January 2016, in which seven security personnel and one civilian were killed.
“Ali Kashif Jan continues to operate from the JeM launching detachments located in Pakistan and is involved in the recruitment of cadres for their training and coordinate attack plans at targets in India,” the MHA maintained.