Udhampur attack: Pak terrorist Naveed sent to 14-day NIA custody

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Jammu
  • Updated: Aug 11, 2015 12:49 IST

Naveed Yakub, the captured Pakistani terrorist, was on Tuesday remanded to 14-day police custody by the special National Investigation Agency (NIA)-designate court.

He was brought back to Jammu on Monday evening from Srinagar as security agencies feared that the LeT may try to target him. He was produced before the NIA court early Tuesday morning, official sources said.

NIA said it needed Naveed's custody as more angles of the case needed to be investigated for which his custody is important.
Naveed has been booked under the Unlawful Activity Prevention Act. The NIA has also slapped him with murder charges under section 302, for which the maximum sentence can be hanging.

As per reports, Naveed had infiltrated through Tangdhar area of Kupwara and then travelled to Tangmarg area of Baramulla in North Kashmir. He stayed in Baba Reshi ain Tangmarg before proceeding towards Awantipore in South kashmir through Srinagar.

Although Naveed, had confessed that the BSF convoy he attacked on August 5 at Samroli was the target of his group’s fidayeen strike, officials suspect that the real target could have been Udhampur-based headquarters of the Army’s Northern Command.

Interrogation at Jammu and Srinagar had revealed that Naveed joined LeT in 2011. He had been trained in the same camp as Mumbai attack convict Ajmal Kasab.

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