National Investigation Agency (NIA) director general Sharad Kumar arrived in Jammu on Wednesday to personally question Pakistani terrorist Naveed, captured alive after the August 5 attack on a Border Security Force (BSF) convoy in Udhampur.
Kumar said he was in Jammu to ‘ascertain the facts and review the case personally’. The NIA chief arrived in the city at 11.30 am and went straight to the Joint Interrogation Centre (JIC) at Miran Sahib, on the outskirts of the Jammu city.
The captured LeT operative, Naveed, has been lodged at this high-security centre after an NIA designate court had, on Tuesday, granted 14-day police custody.
Sources said the NIA chief questioned him in the presence of other senior officers from the agency.
The NIA chief is also scheduled to go to Narsu, the site of the encounter in Udhampur district, where he will inspect the BSF bus hit by the terrorists and also meet jawans from the force.
Kumar is also scheduled to meet director general of police K Rajendra and hold detailed deliberations with him.
The state police had initially been reluctant to hand over the case to the NIA, claiming that it had developed enough resources and maturity to handle such cases in last two-decades of counter-insurgency operations.
Sources added the NIA had proposed to set up four camp offices at Jammu, Srinagar, Udhampur and Anantnag where 20 officers will be posted for comprehensive investigation before the police custody of the terrorist gets over.
“It’s a very important case for us and the entire probe is being done in a scientific manner,” Kumar had on Tuesday told a new agency.