The National Investigation Agency (NIA) took the custody of a Pakistani Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist who was arrested along the Line of Control (LoC) in Handwara area of Jammu and Kashmir.
Officials said in New Delhi today that terrorist, identified as Mohammed Amir Awan, was arrested by the Army on November 24 during an intensive search launched after an encounter in the Kashmir velly on November 21 that left three Lashkar militants dead.One soldier was also killed during the encounter.
The matter was transferred to the NIA which registered a case yesterday and took the custody of the terrorist.
During initial interrogation, the terrorist confessed that he hailed from Bardiya town of the port-city Karachi in Pakistan and was recruited and trained by the terror group. He was pushed into the Kashmir valley from Pakistan- occupied-Kashmir (PoK) for carrying out attacks on various important installations in the Valley.