Terror truth coming soon as Naveed's lie detector test awaited

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Aug 19, 2015 00:35 IST

A lie-detector test report to check Pakistani terrorist Mohammad Naveed Yakub’s truthfulness will be ready two days before national security adviser Ajit Doval sits with his Pakistani counterpart Sartaj Aziz on August 23, sources said on Tuesday.

“Naveed was subjected to a nearly 10-hour lie-detector test. More than 100 questions were put to him,” a home ministry official said, requesting anonymity. “The answers he gave will now be analysed by polygraph experts over the next two days to check their truthfulness. Only then will a report on the test be submitted to the NIA (National Investigation Agency).”

Naveed was arrested on August 5 after he opened fire on a bus carrying BSF men in Udhampur, along with another Pakistani terrorist Noman.

Noman was killed in retaliatory fire by BSF men. HT on August 6 exposed Naveed’s nationality through a phone conversation with his father in Faisalabad, Pakistan.

“We know he is a Pakistani fidayeen. But we need scientific corroboration of what he has told us so far as his interrogation details will be shared with Pakistan’s NSA,” the official said.

Sources told HT that India had made it clear to Pakistan that the agenda of NSA-level talks would solely be terrorism, especially what emanates from Pakistani soil and is directed at India.


After interrogating Naveed for close to a week, the NIA released two sketches of Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists, who he said infiltrated Jammu and Kashmir’s Gulmarg sector with him.

The federal anti-terror agency announced a cash reward of `5 lakh for anyone providing information leading to their arrest. The two have been identified as Zarghan alias Mohammed Bhai, aged about 38-40, and Abu Okasha, about 17-18 years old.

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