SRINAGAR/NEW DELHI: In a significant breakthrough, security forces, with the help of locals, arrested a Pakistani militant after he and his another accomplice had attacked a BSF convoy near Udhampur on Wednesday.
Showing no remorse, the arrested militant, identified as Mohammed Naved, was smiling while answering the queries of the securitymen.
Asked how many militants were involved in the convoy attack, he said, “Only two of us were involved. He (Noman alias Momin) got killed”.
On how they come to Udhampur, he said: “We came through the jungles.”
He said they finished the food they brought in the three days and later, they broke into a house for more food.
A police officer said after his capture, the militant was taken to hospital for medical tests. “After undergoing medical tests, he is now in police custody. The police and security officials are interrogating him to get more information about his and his motives,” he said.
He said they want to ascertain how and when he crossed into J&K and from which sector.
“We want to know what was the strength of the militant group when it infiltrated. How the militants managed to reach Udhampur? Where they have been staying and who helped them with lodging and boarding. How many were involved in the attack on BSF convoy and what was their motive,” the police officer said, adding they want to ascertain where they were part of the same militant group which had attacked police station in Gurdaspur, Punjab.
He said the arrested militant is not cooperating and trying to mislead them.
However, Naved’s capture is believed to be a key asset for Indian intelligence both for his insider knowledge of LeT’s current structure and for the insight he can provide into the terror outfit’s strength and terror camps operating inside Pakistan.
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