New Delhi: While the Indian media is abuzz about the capture of Paksitani terrorist Mohammed Naved Yakub in Jammu and Kashmir, the media on the other side of the border has maintained a stoic silence in this regard.
While the print media in Pakistan has completely stayed away from the particular news, prominent news channels there focussed on border skirmishes in the Sialkot region.
Reports say that the Pakistan media has remained mum because when in 2008 various media houses called 26/11 attacker Ajmal Kasab a 'Pakistani', they were labelled as anti-establishment.
In yet another daring terror attack, suspected to be originating from Pakistan, left two BSF constables dead on the crucial Jammu-Srinagar National Highway on Wednesday. However, one of the two Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) terrorists involved in the attack was captured alive like Ajmal Kasab in the 2008 Mumbai terror strike.
The lone terrorist captured after the attack on BSF convoy in Udhampur had made an attempt to enter the Kashmir Valley two months ago but retreated as he could not make any headway only to return a few days later from Baramulla successfully.
Official sources here identified him as Mohammed Naved Yakub, son of Mohammed Yakub from Faisalabad in Pakistan, who had entered Kupwara in North Kashmir last month in the company of four other terrorists but had to return as their guide did not turn up to receive them.
Eleven Border Security Force personnel were also injured in the morning attack on a stretch of the highway in Udhampur district that has been free of terrorist violence for 15 long years. Once the BSF shot dead one of the two attackers, the second one fled, with his weapon.
Identified later as Naved Yakub, the 20-something from Faislabad in Pakistan quickly sprinted to the small Chirdi village some 15 km away and took shelter in a house after flashing his AK-47 rifle.
The rattled residents first fed him food when he said he was hungry. Later, when he sought help to escape from the village, the three men in the house pounced on him, grappled with him and overpowered him just as security forces had thrown a ring around the village.
In no time, the Pakistani, who was wearing a black shirt and trousers, was handed over to the security forces who led him away down the mountain path after securing him with a rope.