New Delhi, May 23: The student wing of Hafiz Saeed-led Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) has developed a mobile handset which enables communication between its members, a 20-year-old Multan-based LeT terrorist Zaibullah alias Hamza revealed during interrogation by National Investigation Agency (NIA). He was arrested from a house in Jugdiyal area of Kupwara on April 7.
As per his revelation, when a chip is entered into the handset developed by Al Muhammadia Students (AMS), the phone automatically gets connected to the nearest mobile tower. He also claimed that the calls made by the handset cannot be traced and if at all something like this happens then the call will terminate automatically.
During the interrogation, he also asserted that LeT has recruited and trained a total of 450 boys, aged 15 to 25 years, from different areas of Pakistan in 2017 in the name of ‘Burhan Wani’ to carry out anti-India operations.
Zabiullah crossed over to India on March 2/3 this year along with five others. While all were killed in an encounter on March 20, he suffered a bullet injury on his hand. He was arrested 15 days after the encounter.
He also revealed that during his training at Dakhan in January 2017, LeT’s operational commander and 26/11 accused Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi had stayed with the trainees for two months.
He has claimed that his father, who is an income tax officer in Pakistan, reportedly encouraged his jihadi activities.
US Adds LeT’s Political Front to Terrorist List
Earlier in April, closing Lashkar-e-Taiba’s (LeT) loopholes, the US has taken aim at its political party, the Milli Muslim League (MML), and seven leaders, as well as another front organisation adding them to its list of terrorist groups.
The State and the Treasury Departments announced on Monday that the MML, which openly campaigns with posters of LeT chief Hafiz Saeed, has been added under LeT’s designation as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) and as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) under two different laws. The State Department said that another LeT front, Tehreek-e-Azadi-e-Kashmir (TAJK) was also added to the lists.