Pakistani terrorist Naved's handlers identified by NIA, more arrests likely
In what could be a major breakthrough, the NIA has identified people who gave shelter to captured Pakistani terrorist Mohammad Naved Yakub.
Jammu: In what could be a major breakthrough, the NIA has identified people who gave shelter to captured Pakistani terrorist Mohammad Naved Yakub.
ANI quoted NIA sources as saying that more arrests were likely in the Udhampur terror attack case.
Meanwhile, Naved, a resident of Pakistan, will make a confessional statement before a magistrate here on Wednesday regarding the role of the terror outfit in carrying out strikes like the Udhampur attack in Jammu and Kashmir.
Naved, in his early 20s, was produced before a Special NIA court here today amid tight security and later taken to Chief Judicial Magistrate where the investigating agency informed that the accused was willing to give a confessional statement, official sources said, as per PTI.
Naved along with his accomplice Mohammad Noman alias Momin had carried out a terror strike on a BSF convoy on August five in Udhampur killing two personnel of the border guarding force.
Momin was killed in retaliatory fire while Naved was foxed and nabbed by two villagers whom he wanted to kidnap.
Naved was extensively questioned for over a fortnight by NIA and sleuths of intelligence agencies during which he identified the truck driver Khursheed Ahmed Bhat, who had since been arrested.
The Lashker terrorist also provided a picture of Abu Qassim, terror outfit's South Kashmir-based commander, on whom the agency has announced a cash reward of Rs 10 lakh to any information leading to his arrest.
NIA has released a photograph, which it had recovered during raids at various terror hideouts in Kashmir Valley, of one of the accused identified as Abu Okasha, a resident of Khyber Paktukhwa in Pakistan.
The agency also announced a cash reward of Rs five lakh on information leading to his arrest.
A similar cash reward has been announced for the fourth accomplice Zhargham who infiltrated into India with Naved and others from Gulmarg sector in the valley.
(With PTI inputs)