SRINAGAR:Captured Pakistani LeT militant Mohammed Naved was on Friday brought here for further questioning. He will be taken to the spot through which he sneaked into the country and to the places where he stayed in the Valley.
A senior police officer said due to inclement weather, the Naved was brought here via road since it was not possible to use a helicopter to ferry him as originally planned. He was accompanied by a special team of police personnel and Special Operations Group (SOG) men.
“We will take him to all the places in the Valley where he had stayed,” the police officer said.
He said during the investigation the Let operative told them that he along with three other militants had infiltrated from Tangmarg sector in North Kashmir and later stayed for a few days at Baba Reshi, where they were introduced to an LeT commander. “We will take him to LoC to identify the place from where he infiltrated. We will also ask him to show us the route he and the other militants had used to reach Baba Reshi,” he said.
He said they will also take him to Srinagar, Awantipora, Pulwama, Anantnag, Kulgam, and Khudwani areas, where he said he had stayed.
The police officer said he will be shown the sketches of the wanted militants, including South Kashmir Let commander Abu Qasim alias Mohammad Bhai, his deputy Abu Dujana, both Pakistani nationals, who had assigned him and his associate the mission to attack security forces in Udhampur.
“We want to double check whether the information given by him is correct or whether he is misleading us,” he said.
Sources said presently the Jammu and Kashmir Police are investigating the case.
“The case has not been handed over to the NIA yet and the J&K Police are in overall charge of the investigation,” he said.
Meanwhile, security agencies in Kashmir have launched a manhunt to track down Qasim and Dujana.
The police, paramilitary and the Army had on Thursday on specific information about the presence of Qasim and his deputy launched combing operation in Kakapora area in Pulwama.
During the encounter, LeT militant Talib Afzal Shah was killed while two other militants managed to give the slip. “Talib was a close associate of Qasim and we had reports that either he or Dujana was present in the area when we laid siege. We did not recover any more bodies from the debris of the house, which was damaged in the firefight,” a cop said.