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Lashkar-e-Taiba fuelling large scale protests in Kashmir: India

NEW DELHI: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) said on Wednesday that terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba and the Pakistan army are fuelling large scale protests in Kashmir in the wake of killing of Hizbul terrorist Burhan Wani.

“LeT is being helped by Pakistan army in spreading unrest in the Kashmir valley,” NIA IG Sanjeev Kumar said in a press briefing in Delhi. “Pakistan army officers in civilian clothes visit LeT facilities and are referred to as Major Saheb and Capt Saheb,” Kumar added.

The NIA said this was one of many revelations made by Bahadur Ali, a LeT terrorist who was caught by security officers on July 25. The NIA also released a video of Ali’s confession.

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Ali, aka Abu Saifullah, was captured in Kashmir. The NIA said he was recruited by Pakistan-based terrorist outfit Jamaat-ud-Dawa and was subsequently radicalised by the LeT . After that, Ali underwent three rounds of training with the LeT at Manshera, Aksa and Muzaffarabad.

Ali confessed that there were 30-50 trainees from different parts of Pakistan and Afghanistan at the LeT’s training camps. He claimed that Pakistani military officers came to meet him while he was leaving for India. They were referred to as Major Saab and Captain Saab.

Pakistani military and other forces were also running a command centre called Alpha 3 in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, to run terrorist operations in India.

The NIA said highly qualified people trained Ali.

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(Materials and map recovered from Bahadur Ali.)

India summons Pakistan envoy, issues demarche on cross-border terror

Having caught yet another LeT terrorist alive in Kashmir, India on Tuesday presented Pakistan with more evidence of its continued support to cross border terrorism. Summoning the Pakistan high commissioner, Abdul Basit to South Block, foreign secretary, S Jaishankar issued a demarche that gave details of the LeT terrorist. The demarche also included a letter to the high commissioner by Ali.

(With inputs from Neeraj Chauhan and Bharti Jain.)

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