Srinagar: Bahadur Ali, the Pakistani terrorist who was captured alive by security forces after a fierce gunbattle, has made startling revelations before the National Investigating Agency, which has been interrogating him since his arrest in Kashmir.
According to new agency ANI, Bahadur Ali, alias Saifullah, has told NIA that he ''came to Kashmir to kill innocent civilians.''
The 22-year-old terrorist also confirmed to the NIA that he was trained by Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) in guerilla warfare and had met Jamaat-ud-Dawaah (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed twice.
Ali said that he was in regular touch with a Control Room established in PoK, where his handler Walid was instructing him.
The shocking revelations were made by him days after the Home Ministry confirmed that he was a Pakistani national from the Lahore city.
MoS (Home) Hansraj Ahir had also confirmed his identity.
Bahadur Ali was captured alive by the security forces while four other LeT terrorists were killed in the gunbattle near Nowgam sector in Kupwara district.
Three AK-47 rifles, two pistols and Rs. 23,000 in Indian currency were also recovered from him by the security forces.
This was the second time in two months a Pakistani terrorist has been captured alive in the frontier district. The terrorists had entered in Valley from Teethwal area of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir a day before, sources in the Home Ministry said.
They had moved into the Tangdhar sector and from there to the Leepa Valley. Later, they had holed up in a forest area, where the encounter took place.