Pakistan has rejected India’s claims of arresting a Lashkar-e-Taeba terrorist who confessed receiving militia training from Pakistan Army. Brushing aside India’s claims, Pakistan foreign ministry spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said that his country rejects all ‘allegations or claims’ of infiltration across the Line of Control (LOC).
Zakaria’s comments came minutes after Indian Foreign Ministry’s formal media address on arrest of Lashkar-e-Taeba operative Bahadur Ali. Launching a scathing attack on Pakistan, ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup said that Ali’s arrest is a proof of the country’s continued involvement in cross-border terrorism and infiltration activities. Swarup said that Pakistan army is indulged in such activities despite several assurances that it will not allow terrorism activities from its territory.
“Bahadur Ali’s confession has clearly revealed the details of kind of training provided to such young men, camps, weapons they are given” said Swarup in a formal media address.
Swarup reiterated that Pakistan has no locus-standi in addressing any issue in regards with situation in Jammu and Kashmir.
Addressing a press conference on Wednesday, National Investigative Agency had said that Ali alias Saifullah has confessed his crime and Pakistani military’s involvement in his training. NIA IG Sanjeev Kumar said that arms and ammunition seized from Ali proves that Pakistan army was involved in the terrorist’s training. The agency also claimed that the terrorist infiltrated border to intensify the current J&K crisis.