LeT chief behind my plight

Published on Jan 21, 2006 12:59 AM IST

THE LASHKAR-e-TAYYEBA (LeT) terrorist who made a three-nation tour without getting caught anywhere in these countries after crossing over to the Indian side of the border from Pakistan spewed venom against his terrorist outfit chief based in Pakistan for his present ?plight?. Top intelligence sources confided to Hindustan Times that the LeT terrorist Abu Ali Ahmed during the course of interrogation on Thursday revealed that Pakistani Embassy officials in Dhaka talked to his LeT boss over phone to inquire about him.

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Pak terrorist’s ‘India tour’ went unhindered

THE LASHKAR-e-TAYYEBA (LeT) terrorist who made a three-nation tour without getting caught anywhere in these countries after crossing over  to the Indian side of the border from Pakistan spewed venom against his terrorist outfit chief based in Pakistan for his  present ‘plight’.

Top intelligence sources confided to Hindustan Times that the LeT terrorist Abu Ali Ahmed during the course of interrogation on Thursday revealed that Pakistani Embassy officials in Dhaka talked to his LeT boss over phone to inquire about him when he surrendered before the embassy after sneaking into Bangladesh some time ago.

“I believe Lashkar chief in Pakistan Hafiz Shaheed who talked to Pakistani embassy officials in Dhaka foiled my plans to return to my home land in Pakistan,” the LeT terrorist Abu Ali Ahmed told the interrogators, adding, “My requests to Pakistani embassy officials of my smooth return to Pakistan were spurned by my own boss who told them not to help me.”

Surprisingly, the LeT terrorist fearlessly visited different parts of India — Gujarat, Punjab, especially Ludhiana, Delhi, Rajasthan and Ajmer, Bihar, Nepal and Bangladesh but no intelligence agency could catch him during the last couple of years.    

“I used to travel on fake names and never told anybody that I was a terrorist,” Abu Ali told the interrogators, adding, that a Bihari man, whose name he did not reveal, helped him to cross into Nepal territory.

Sources said, Abu Ali revealed that he used to identify himself as a resident of Ludhiana.    

The LeT terrorist also told the interrogators that during his stay in Nepal, he had planned to enter into ‘fruit business’ but failed to do so as some Nepali people cited adverse security scenario there, which discouraged him. He returned to India with the help of the same Bihari resident.   

Ali said, he along with other LeT terrorists, also fired at Army personnel in Kashmir and was not aware whether any casualty was caused.

“I have handed over the AK-47 rifle and walky talky to one Mushtaq Ahmed Hajam of Doru village in district Baramulla when I left Kashmir,” the LeT terrorist told the interrogators.

The terrorist also stayed in a hotel in Delhi near Jamia Masjid and also visited Ajmer Sharif. The Pakistani terrorist was caught by the villagers here within 13 hours of his escape from the custody of J&K police in Varanasi from Sialdah Express on Wednesday. Meanwhile, senior intelligence officer of J&K police Shamsher Singh Parihar is arriving here tonight.

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    Prabhu Razdan has been a journalist for over two decades. He has covered insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir, and has reported from Jaipur, Jodhpur and Varanasi. He now writes on politics, crime, social issues and developmental issues in Faridabad.

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