NEW DELHI: Recruited and trained by LeT before he was launched to carry out terror strikes along with Noman alias Nomi, killed in gun battle with Border Security Force (BSF), Mohammed Naved’s capture is 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.
LeT’s operational leaders are believed to be using charity organisations to raise funds and its founder Hafiz Saeed uses Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) for recruitment of fresh batch of terrorists.
Officials in the security establishment said Naved and Noman infiltrated 12 days ago. Son of Mohammed Yakub, a resident of Gulam Mohammad Abad, north-west of Faisalabad Pakistan, Naved has two brothers and a sister.
“One brother is working in hosiery business while the other is lecturer at GC University. We are verifying the information provided by him to interrogators to find out when and how he joined LeT. Kasab had nailed Pakistan’s proxy war against India and with the capture of Naved we again established the role of Pak terror outfits in major terror attacks,” officials added.
They said there could be two reasons for the increasing terror strikes in Jammu sector- first could be the gaps along international border (IB) and second is the weak security ring unlike the one mounted along the Line of Control.
Express had earlier reported that in the last one year, LeT, Jaish-e-Mohammed and Hizb-UL-Mujahideen terrorists have made end number of infiltration attempts on IB after terror routes along LoC was virtually made inaccessible by Indian forces once they build the outposts right in front of patches that were being used to cross into the Indian side.
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