New Delhi: NIA Chief Sharad Kumar said on Thursday that the alleged Pakistani terrorist Mohammed Naved Yakub, who along with his accomplice Noman alias Momin had ambushed a BSF contingent in Udhampur, was of Pakistani origin.
Naved has been questioned for nearly eight days now and today was brought to the national capital amid tight security.
Reports said that he will be subjected to a lie detection test.
NIA Chief Sharad Kumar, who returned from his two-day visit to Jammu, said the agency had evidence that he belonged to Pakistan and was part of Lashkar-e-Taiba, which trained him in use of arms and ammunition and for recruiting cadre for expansion of the terror group.
"As far as the case of his Pakistani origin is concerned, it's an open and shut case as NIA has enough evidence," Kumar said, as per PTI.
The chief of the anti-terror agency described the case as "very sensitive" which needed to be probed thoroughly and carefully.
Naved, who is in his early 20s, is said to hail from Faisalabad.
The NIA has secured his custodial remand till August 24.
Naved's accomplice was killed in retaliatory fire and Naved was captured by villagers whom had taken hostage.
NIA has booked the Pakistani terrorist under various sections of the Indian Penal Code for waging war against the nation, besides provisions of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and Arms Act.
(With PTI inputs)