New Delhi: Days after Pakistani militant Mohammad Naved Yakub alias Usman was captured in Jammu and Kashmir, efforts are on in Pakistan to erase evidences which can prove that the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) terrorist belongs to the South Asian country.
Naved, who is in National Investigation Agency (NIA) custody, was caught by the villagers on August 05, a few hours after the Udhampur attack on a Border Security Force (BSF) convoy in which two of its personnel were killed.
The NIA has also conducted a lie detector test of Naved.
Islamabad has denied that the young militant in the Indian custody was a Pakistani.
Dunya News had cited official sources as saying that the suspect was not a Pakistani as information about him was not found in the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA). NADRA also said images of the terrorist shown on Indian television did not match any Pakistani citizen.
However, Naved -- believed to be 20-something – had admitted that he was from Faisalabad in Pakistan.
He had also told that he has two brothers and a sister. Later, he gave phone number of his residence as well.
Later, a Pakistan-based man identified himself as the "unfortunate father" of Naved told the Hindustan Times that the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) wanted his son dead, not caught alive and that his own life is in danger.
However, now the daily reports that the mobile number of Naved's father is switched off. Attempts were also made to speak to brother-in-law Tahir, brother Nadeem Yakub, former employer Salamat Ali and Lashkar spotter Maulvi Bashir.
According to the newspaper, Salamat’s number has been deactivated while Bashir did not answer the calls.
“Naveed had provided names, phone numbers and occupation of his family members living in Faisalabad. Almost all numbers are switched off since his arrest. It is unlikely that ISI (Pakistani spy agency) will allow Naved’s family to switch on these numbers,” the daily quoted a Home Ministry official as saying.
Also, details about Naved have been removed from NADRA.
Naved along with a compatriot, had attacked a Border Security Force convoy on the highway near Samruli, about 10 km from Udhampur town, on August 05, killing two troopers. The other terrorist was killed in the firing, but Naved was nabbed alive.