Srinagar: Officials from NIA said on Thursday that the Pakistani national arrested in Kashmir on Tuesday had been sent to India to foment more trouble in the state by attacking security forces. He 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. The terrorist, Bahadur Ali, was caught after an encounter in Kupwara in which his four companions were killed. The National Investigation Agency registered a case against him on Wednesday.
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.