NEW DELHI: Mohammed Naved Yakub, the lone Pakistani terrorist caught alive in Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir following an terror attack on BSF convoy, will undergo polygraph test on Tuesday. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) stated that he was giving “inconsistent statements” on various occasions to hamper the leads in the investigation.
The Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorist Naved responsible for attack on a BSF bus in Udhampur on August 5 that left its two personnel dead was produced amid impregnable security cover before Special NIA court in Delhi on Monday afternoon.
During in-camera proceedings, District Judge Amar Nath allowed the investigative agency’s plea seeking permission to conduct a polygraph test of Naved, who hails from Faislabad in Pakistan.
“Keeping in view the seriousness and gravity of the offence, I am of considered opinion that the polygraph test of the accused Mohammed Naved is required to be conducted in the facts and circumstances of the instant case as fully explained in the application,” the court said.
The investigative agency will take the accused to Central Forensic Science Laboratory at CGO Complex in Lodhi Road on August 18 at 11 am for conducting the polygraph test.
In their plea before the court, the investigative agency stated, “During Course of Investigation, the accused (Naved) was found to have inconsistency in his statement on various occasions to hamper the leads in the investigation.”
The agency pointed out that accused himself has given the consent form the said test by writing in Urdu language on plain paper and his polygraph test is very much essential to be conducted to expose the larger conspiracy behind the terror attack.
The NIA officials said that Naved is giving misleading statements about his Indian contacts and the route taken to infiltrate Jammu and Kashmir.
Further the investigating agency said that the DNA and voice samples of the alleged LeT operative will also be obtained.
The sources said that Naved during interrogation had revealed that he was drugged by LeT members to keep him motivated and was promised huge money for carrying out attacks in India.
Naved is presently in the custody of NIA and has been kept in a solitary confinement in the agency's lock-up in central Delhi.
“He is divulging details of his indoctrination and training by LeT. We are trying to piece together the plot and identify the key players of the terror outfit behind the Udhampur attack,” a NIA official said.
On August 5, Naved along with another LeT operative Noman alias Nomi had carried out an attack and killed two BSF troopers on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway in Udhampur. Noman was shot dead in retaliatory fire while Naved was caught alive by villagers. A special court in Jammu on August 11 granted fourteen days custody of Naved to NIA and later, he was shifted to Delhi due to security arrangements.