Udhampur, Aug 6: Yet another terror attack suspected to be originating from Pakistan left two BSF constables dead on the crucial Jammu-Srinagar highway, but one of the two Lashker-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists involved was captured alive like Ajmal Kasab in the 2008 Mumbai terror strike.
Mohammed Naved, resident of Ghulam Mustafabad area in Faislabad town of Pakistan, along with another terrorist Noman alias Momin, fired at a BSF convoy on the highway at Simroli around 8 AM on Wednesday. BSF jawans retaliated killing Noman while Naved managed to escape towards a village in the nearby hills where he took three villagers hostage.
The villagers managed to capture him and call the police who took him into custody, giving the Indian security establishment a prize catch which points to Pakistani involvement in the attack.
The attack took place a week after the terror strike in Gurdaspur by three Pakistanis in which they and seven Indians were killed.
Naved, in his early 20s, reportedly changed his name several times during sustained interrogation. First, he said he was Kasim Khan but then changed it to Usman before stating that he was actually Mohammed Naved, whose family includes two brothers and a sister.
Naved reportedly disclosed that he along with four other terrorists had entered Kupwara district in the Kashmir Valley a month ago on a similar terror mission but had crossed back into Pakistani-occupied-Kashmir because they could not make headway.
The captured terrorist presented a strange picture before television cameras smiling a few times and answering questions calmly telling reporters, “it’s fun doing this”. Had he been killed it would have been “the Allah’s doing”, he said.
Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh said the arrest of a terrorist by the security forces in Udhampur has clearly exposed Pakistan’s ill design and desperation.
Singh said that Pakistan would not succeed in its mission as the Indian security forces are on high alert.
“This has exposed the ill design of Pakistan and ISI. The caught terrorist can reveal the conspiracies and plots being hatched against India. Clearly, Pakistan is desperate to show their presence in India, but we will not allow such activities on the soil of Jammu and Kashmir,” Singh said.
(With Agency Inputs)