New Delhi, Dec 1: The Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorist who was arrested on November 24 confessed that Hafiz Saeed’s organisation, Jamat-ud-Dawah arranged for his training, reports claimed. As per sources, the arrested terrorist who is being questioned by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) also said that Pakistani army provided him cover firing to infiltrate into India.
Identified as Aamir Ben Reyaz alias Abu Hamas, a resident of Karachi, Pakistan, the terrorist was earlier sent to a ten-day custody of the NIA by Delhi Court. He was arrested along the Line of Control (LoC) in Handwara Magam area of Kupwara district during an intensive search operation, reports claimed.
Hamas was found in possession of an AK-47 rifle and other arms, reports claimed.
The confessions made by him can help Indian authorities to proof their claims against Hafiz Saeed, who earlier this month was released from house detention by a Pakistan court. Noteworthy that Saeed allegedly masterminded the Mumbai attacks of November 26, 2008. The lone surviving terrorist, Ajmal Kasab also then confessed about Saeed’s involvement.
Hamas, who was arrested on November 24, also said that he was sent across India to carry out ‘subversive activities in Kashmir and outside Kashmir’. The NIA reportedly took interest following this revelation, reports claimed.
An earlier report claimed a rifle and two magazines were also recovered from his possession. The accused was reportedly produced before the court, following which the NIA sought his custodial interrogation.
The court handed over the matter to the agency which filed a case in this regard and took the terrorist in its custody.