‘LeT team slipped through police fingers’

Updated - November 16, 2021 04:37 pm IST

Published - August 07, 2015 03:10 am IST - New Delhi:

Police with Pakistan national Naved, who was overpowered and captured by his hostages.

Police with Pakistan national Naved, who was overpowered and captured by his hostages.

Mohammad Naved captured in Udhampur on Wednesday after he and another Pakistani terrorist attacked a Border Security Force convoy, says the four-member Lashkar-e-Taiba module managed to escape after a police team intercepted it in Pulwama of south Kashmir on July 23.

Naved told interrogators that he had been in India since May 27 and had “enough local support”. He had been in constant touch with Abu Dujana, the number two in the LeT hierarchy.

From a LeT hideout at Khrew in south Kashmir, where they spent 40 days, the terrorists left for Pulwama on a small truck on July 23 and were intercepted. Naved told interrogators that most of the LeT leadership visited the Khrew hideout during Ramzan.

The Hindu accessed the interrogation report, which says Naved started his journey from his launching pad at Halan in Muzaffarabad in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir on May 27, along with Noman, who was killed on Wednesday, and Okasha and Mohammad Bhai of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in northwest Pakistan.

He reached the Line of Control in Kupwara on June 2 and cut the fence to enter Indian territory. The group then switched on a GPS device to find their way and walked 18 kilometres to reach Baba Rishi at Tangmarg on June 7, where they met a local guide.

Two days later, they were received by another local guide (name withheld).

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