Mohammed Naveed alias Usman Khan is not the first Pakistani terrorist to be caught alive by security forces after 26/11 attacker Ajmal Kasab. Besides Naveed, at least two high-profile terrorists from Pakistan have been arrested in Kashmir valley during the last seven years.
Zubair alias Abu Tallah alias Riaz, a resident of Multan, was arrested just two days after carrying out a fidayeen attack in Srinagar. Five CRPF men were killed on March 13, 2013 when fidayeens attacked a school in Bemina area.
Zubair, who was arrested in Srinagar’s Chattabal area, had dropped two other Pakistani terrorists at the attack site. He was trained by Lashkar-e-Toiba commanders Hanzullah and Furqaan, according to police records.
Another Pakistani terrorist Qari Naveed alias Fahdullah, son of Abdul Jabbar Baloch, a resident of Shuja Abad, Multan, was arrested in a joint operation of police and the army from north Kashmir’s Sopore area on April 18, 2013. His arrest resulted in killing of another Pakistani terrorist.
According to police records, no Pakistani terrorist was arrested in 2014. However, many non-local militants were killed in encounters and near the LoC where they made bids to sneak into the valley.
According to police figures, of 101 militants killed in 2014, 29 were locals and 24 were foreigners. The identity of 48 militants could not be ascertained.