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Captured terrorist trained by Pak military experts: NIA

It says Bahadur Ali was directed to take advantage of the ongoing situation in Jammu and Kashmir

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Publish Date: Aug 10 2016 5:06PM | Updated Date: Aug 10 2016 5:06PM

Captured terrorist trained by Pak military experts: NIA

NIA Inspector General Sanjeev Kumar Singh addresses the media in national capital on Wednesday. (Photo: ANI)

 

National Investigation Agency (NIA) claimed on Wednesday that arrested Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist Bahadur Ali was trained by military experts in Pakistan.

 
It said Bahadur Ali was directed to take advantage of the ongoing situation in Jammu and Kashmir after  the encounter of Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani. 
 
NIA Inspector General Sanjeev Kumar Singh said: "Arms and ammunition training given to LeT terrorist Bahadur Ali show the involvement of military experts."
 
Singh added that the captured terrorist underwent all training processes organised by LeT. He was recruited by Jamaat-ud-Dawa and after that radicalised by LeT.
 
"Articles recovered from him show that he was provided references in codes which clearly indicates highly trained people provided training to him."
 
He also claimed that Bahadur Ali, who was recently held from Kashmir, was guided from "control rooms of terrorist groups in Pakistan occupied Kashmir with the help of Pakistani forces".
 
The agency has said that this is an ongoing investigation to collect information about the role of LeT in the situation in Kashmir.