The National Investigation Agency (NIA), on Wednesday, confirmed that Pakistani national Bahadur Ali who was captured in Jammu and Kashmir last month, is a terrorist with the terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT). They said that Ali was trained by the LeT to infiltrate Kashmir and ‘mix with locals and create trouble’.
The anti-terror probe agency also said it is gathering further evidence regarding the role of Pakistan- based Lashkar-e-Taiba in the ongoing turbulence in the Valley for the last 33 days.
In a confessional video, Bahadur Ali alias ‘Saifullah’ also named various terror groups in Pakistan and confirmed the involvement of Pakistan in the Kashmir unrest following the death of militant Burhan Wani.
IG NIA Sanjeev Singh, while addressing a media conference, that Bahadur Ali, who was captured in north Kashmir, was guided by the control room of terrorist groups in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir aided by Pakistani forces. He said, “Recovered articles show that terrorist was provided great references in codes. It shows very highly trained people trained him.”
He also hinted on the role of Pakistan in the current unrest in Kashmir. “We have collected all kinds of evidences. Bahadur Ali was directed to take advantage of current situation in Kashmir,” said Singh.