Naved, Sajjad Among 28 Pakistan Militants In Kashmir Jails

28 August 2015
The Hindu
Vijaita Singh

New Delhi: A Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) operative from Pakistan, Sajjad Ahmed, who was arrested from Rafiabad in Baramulla a day ago, had been tasked with reviving the militant outfit's prospects in Northern Kashmir, a senior Home Ministry official has said. The official said Sajjad and Udhampur terror accused Mohammad Naved were not the only Pakistani militants caught in India. As per the data available with the government, at least 28 Pakistanis are at present lodged in various jails across Jammu and Kashmir in terror-related incidents. The National Investigation Agency (NIA), which is probing the Udhampur terror attack case, will now systematically analyse all the previous attacks. 'The main purpose of handing over the case to NIA was to unravel the larger conspiracy. Our approach will not be restricted to isolated cases. We will try to join all the dots based on such cases in the past,' said a senior government official. India had planned to give the list of the 28 Pakistan-based terrorists at the National Security Adviser (NSA) level talks, which were cancelled last week. While Sajjad (22) was arrested after a two-day operation by the Indian Army and special forces, his four other accomplices were killed. A senior official said Sajjad had been tasked by LeT commander Abu Talha to revive militancy in north Kashmir and create disturbances in the Valley by launching targeted attacks on security forces. He was produced in a court in Sopore and was remanded in five-day police custody.