New Delhi: Ripping apart Islamabad's lie once again, a Pakistan-based man has claimed that the captured militant in Udhampur, the second such since Ajmal Kasab was nabbed during the 2008 Mumbai terror attack, is his son.
A daily on Thursday reported to have talked to the attacker's father.
Notably, Pakistan has asked New Delhi to provide proof of any Pakistani found involved in terrorist activity on Indian soil.
In the meantime, Hindustan Times have spoken to a Pakistan-based man who claimed to be the “unfortunate father” of the militant, whose name is said to be Mohammad Naved alias Usman Khan.
“I’ll be killed. The Lashkar is after us and the fauj is after us,” Mohammad Yakub told the daily over phone.
“You are calling from India. We’ll be killed. I am the unfortunate father,” said Yakub.
Yakub added, “The Lashkar is after us. They probably wanted him dead and not caught alive. Please spare him.”
Usman was captured on Wednesday shortly after he and a fellow militant shot dead two Border Security Force troopers on the highway near Samruli, about 10 km from Udhampur town. The other terrorist was killed in the firing, but Usman was nabbed alive.
Upon arrest, Naved told interrogators that he came from Pakistan to “kill Hindus” and that “it’s fun doing this”.
He has also told his interrogators that he belonged to Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT), the Pakistan-based militant group behind the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks in which Ajmal Kasab was captured. Kasab was later hanged.
New Delhi alleges that the young terrorist was a Pakistani from the town of Faisalabad who sneaked into India recently.
However, Pakistan's National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) said images of the terrorist shown on the Indian television did not match any Pakistani citizen.