- Nine Chinese citizens were killed in the 2021 Dasu terror attack.
- Investigation revealed that the attack involved a nexus between the RAW and the Afghan NDS.
- The ATC blamed two terrorists for their involvement in the attack.
Notorious Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) leader, the mastermind of the deadly Dasu attack, has been killed in Afghanistan’s Kunar region, it emerged on Wednesday.
On July 14, 2021 At least 12 people, including nine Chinese nationals, were killed in an explosion at the Dasu Hydropower Project (DHPP).
Investigation into the incident revealed that it was a terrorist act involving nexus between India’s Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) and Afghanistan’s National Directorate of Security (NDS).
After the blast, the Chinese company working on the project stopped work on the site citing “security concerns” and laid off all but the most important Pakistani workers.
However, the company later withdrew the notification and work on the project was resumed after a few months.
In November 2022, an Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) sentenced two men arrested in the DHPP terror attack case to death on 13 counts each.
The court, in addition to sentencing the two convicted terrorists to a total of nearly 800 years of imprisonment, also imposed a fine of 40 million rupees on them; Including life imprisonment.
The Foreign Office welcomed the decision, saying it reflected Pakistan’s commitment to combating terrorism.
,[…] The proactive investigation, prosecution and conviction in this case have once again demonstrated Pakistan’s abiding commitment to combating terrorism.