Arrested Pakistani terrorist Bahadur Ali, who confessed to be a Lashkar-e-Taiba operative, was reportedly carrying an amount of Rs 23,000 out of which some amount was fake, news agency ANI reported on Thursday quoting sources. As per the sources, Ali had also filmed the route through which terrorists can move across the India-Pakistan border. Sources also claimed that the alleged terrorist is not a fidayeen, but tried to throw grenades in Handwara district.
Addressing a press conference on Wednesday, NIA 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 official also claimed that the captured terrorist was working on guidance received from the control room of terrorist groups in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) with the help of Pakistani forces.
Ali was asked to exploit the ongoing unrest in Kashmir valley, and intensify the current crisis. The agency said that Bahadur Ali is a Lashkar-e-Taiba operative and they are probing terror group’s role in the ongoing turbulence in the Valley for the last 35 days.
NIA also released a video of Ali talking about his family, the time he spent in the terror outfit and his crossing over to the Indian side. Ali was arrested on July 25 by the state police from a village in Handwara.