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Captured terrorist Naveed's neighbours in Pakistan confirm address

world Updated: Aug 08, 2015 13:45 IST
HT Correspondent
Udhampur attack

The sole militant caught alive after a terrorist attack on a BSF convoy that was travelling on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway in Udhampur district about 85km from Jammu, on Wednesday, August 05, 2015 (HT Photo)

Mohammad Naveed, the Pakistani terrorist captured after a deadly attack in Jammu and Kashmir, lives in the Rafique Colony area of Faisalabad city, his neighbours have confirmed.

Naveed’s father Mohammad Yakub lives with two of his sons in a house at the end of Street Number 3 in Rafique Colony, the neighbours were quoted as saying by NDTV.

Yakub’s third son is Naveed, the unnamed neighbours were quoted as saying.

Naveed was caught on Wednesday after he and an accomplice attacked a Border Security Force (BSF) convoy at Udhampur and killed two troopers. His accomplice, from Bahawalpur in Pakistani Punjab, was gunned down by security forces.

His home – the terrorist told his interrogators – is deep inside Ghulam Mohammadabad, the largest residential area in the old quarters of Faislabad.

Naveed’s family is nowhere to be seen and the street where his father lives is very silent and the people watchful, NDTV reported.

“Why are you here? What are you doing with that?” a resident asked on seeing the camera carried by the channel’s reporter.

But Yakub told Hindustan Times that he is the "unfortunate father" of the terrorist captured in India.

"I'll be killed, Lashkar and the Pakistani army are after us," Yakub said.

HT Exclusive:Pakistan man admits he is Naveed's 'unfortunate father'

Naveed, 22, has told investigators that he trained at a Lashkar-e-Taiba camp in Pakistan before he entered India some 45 days ago.

He said he has two brothers and a sister. One of the brothers, he said, is a lecturer while the other runs a hosiery business. Neighbours in Faislabad confirmed this.

After attacking the BSF convoy, Naveed escaped into a village and took three men hostage but they later overpowered him and handed him over to police.

Reacting to India’s accusations about Naveed’s Pakistani nationality, Pakistan Foreign Office spokesman Qazi Khalilullah said: "We have said many a times that making immediate accusations on Pakistan is not correct. These things should be based on facts. We expect that whenever Pakistan is being accused of something, it will be accompanied with correct evidence."

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