Srinagar, Aug 28: Weeks after Naved from Pakistan was caught alive in Udhampur, Indian army has captured another Pakistani terrorist after killing his four associates in a two-day operation in Kashmir.
The arrested terrorist, identified as 22-year-old Sajjad Ahmed from Muzaffargarh in south west Pakistan, was literally smoked out from a cave in the heights of Rafiabad area in Baramullah, about 100 kms from here.
An Army spokesman said: “The preliminary interrogation reveals that the captured terrorist is a 22-year-old LeT operative and belongs to Pakistan. The captured terrorist is now being taken for joint interrogation.”
Sajjad, part of a five-member group of infiltrating terrorists, was nabbed after an operation which began on Tueday near the Line of Control (LoC). One terrorist was killed in the encounter while three were killed on Wednesday. One soldier was also injured.
Five AK rifles, two grenade launchers, a map, two GPS and broken smart phones were recovered from them, officials said.
The capture of the Pakistani terrorist comes about three weeks after Naved, a Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist from Pakistan, was nabbed after he and his associate attacked a BSF convoy in Chenani area of Udhampur district on August 5. His associate was killed in the encounter with BSF personnel.
“This alive terrorist is an evidence for us. There is no doubt about Pakistan’s involvement here, but this captured alive terrorist will help us keep our stand at the international level and this will also act as a lead in further buildup of the case.
“So now we cannot ignore the involvement of Pakistan in such kind of activities. Now even a common man knows about Pakistan’s role. So this is an achievement for us and we will use it wisely,” Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kirren Rijiju told reporters in Delhi.
Giving details of the latest incident, army officials said that on the intervening night of August 23 and 24, a technical intelligence was received about a group of militants having entered from ‘Qafirkhan’ heights and moving towards Kazinag slopes above the Uri and Rafiabad areas.
(With Agency Inputs)