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Udhampur attack: Pakistan says captured militant not its national

Police with suspected Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist identified as Mohammad Naved, who was arrested after an attack on a BSF convoy at Jammu-Srinagar National Highway in J&K's Udhampur district on Wednesday. Photo: Special Arrangement

Police with suspected Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist identified as Mohammad Naved, who was arrested after an attack on a BSF convoy at Jammu-Srinagar National Highway in J&K's Udhampur district on Wednesday. Photo: Special Arrangement  

“National Database and Registration Authority record shows Indian claims of an arrested person originating from Pakistan, are totally baseless”

Pakistan on Thursday rejected India’s assertion that a LeT terrorist captured alive after a >terror attack in Udhampur on Wednesday was of Pakistani-origin and asked India to refrain from making “accusations”.

“We have also seen media reports and I will not offer any comment on that issue. We expect the Indian authorities to share information with us on the claims that are being made in the media,” Pakistan Foreign Office spokesperson Syed Qazi Khalilullah said on the arrest of the terrorist in India.

“We have said many a times that making immediate accusations on Pakistan is not correct. These things should be based on facts. We expect that whenever Pakistan is being accused of something, it will be accompanied with correct evidence,” he said.

Mr. Khalilullah said that the Indian claim was baseless. “We have repeatedly asked India to refrain from accusations.”

Separately, a Pakistan government source was quoted by the Express Tribune as saying, “National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) record shows Indian claims of an arrested person, Usman Khan (Mohammed Naved Yakub) originating from Pakistan, are totally baseless.”

Pakistani officials were quoted by media reports as saying that there was no record of the man arrested in India.

Geo TV also reported that the man arrested in India was not registered with NADRA.

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