Apprehended militant in Kashmir is Pakistani

Srinagar, July 28 (IANS) A militant the army caught on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir is a Pakistani who has been involved in militancy for nearly two months, officials said on Wednesday.

The militant, caught on Tuesday during a gunfight in Kupwara district, had told police that he belongs to Lahore and his name is Bahadur Ali.

He said he crossed over to the Kashmir Valley two months back and had been operating under the nom de guerre Saifullah.

He also reportedly said that after crossing into India from Lepa Valley in Pakistani Kashmir, he had been receiving groups of militants from Pakistan.

“Some crucial disclosures made by the militant have not been made public because of their operational importance,” a police source told IANS.

The Pakistani militant has been flown to Delhi after being taken on transit remand by the National Investigation Agency (NIA), police sources said.



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