NEW DELHI: Terror outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) and Pakistan army are fuelling large-scale violent protests in Kashmir Valley after the killing of Hizbul terrorist Burhan Wani, said the National Investigation Agency (NIA), releasing the confessional video of Lashkar terrorist Bahadur Ali, who was captured by security forces. Ali confessed there were 30-50 terror trainees from different parts of Pakistan and Afghanistan at the Lashkar training camps and Pakistani military officers, referred to as Major Saab and Captain Saab, had met him before he left for India. NIA has seized wireless sets, night vision devices and communication equipment from Ali, nailing Pakistan’s lies.
The Pakistani army is also behind Alpha-3, a terror command centre in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) for anti-India operations. Alpha-3, NIA said, is a fixed communication centre established at high-altitude in PoK and operated with the support of Pakistani forces. Once the terrorists are inside Indian territory, Alpha-3 guides, directs and controls their operations. Arms, ammunition and equipment recovered from terrorists establish the involvement of Pakistani military. NIA investigators said terrorists used modified Japan-ICOM wireless sets to cover the whole range of frequency, which requires a high degree of training in electronics. “Providing the terrorists with specific Grid Reference for the route to be followed and use of GPS, compass and topographical sheets during movement establishes that the LeT terrorists were trained by military experts,” said NIA officials.
Ali was recruited in Jamaat-ud-Dawa by close aides of Hafiz Saeed, the 26/11 Mumbai attack mastermind and founder of LeT. Ali had also worked with Falah-i-Insaniyat Foundation (FIF), a Lashkar offshoot. He said there were army officers in civilian clothing who examined their preparedness with a check-list.
Ali, who crossed into the Indian side on either June 11 or 12 along with two other terrorists, said he was given the task of collecting jihad fund in his village and subsequently Moulana Abdur Rahim, who belonged to Lashkar, radicalised him by showing videos of alleged atrocities on Muslims in different parts of the world, including India. Ali maintained that his group of terrorists were launched after being staged forward in their detachment near the Line of Control. The detachment is headed by a senior member of Lashkar who provides arms and ammunition as well as other accessories like GPS, night vision devices, compass, grenades, launchers, dry ration, maps etc. Ali was launched from Mandakuli detachment and was shown the infiltration route on Google Maps.
“They were made to write their own codes for communicating with the Alpha-3 command centre. Evidence suggests there’s an operations room in Muzaffarabad from where a senior LeT commander controls the movement of terrorists and their activities after they infiltrate into the Indian side. Ali mentioned Waleed was in-charge of the operations room,” said NIA officials.