New Delhi: Bolstering India’s claim of Pakistani hands behind the Udhampur terror attack, captured terrorist Naved alias Usman Khan has admitted during a polygraph test that he is from Pakistan.
Reports quoted sources as saying that Naved also admitted that he was told to target security forces in India.
Mohammad Naved Yakub was subjected to lie detector test on Tuesday after he had made 'contradictory and misleading' statements about his Indian contacts and the route taken his group to infiltrate India.
During the test for which Naved had given written consent, he is believed to have been questioned about how many people were with him when the group infiltrated Jammu and Kashmir and people he had met and lived with during his two-month stay in the state.
Pursuant to a Delhi court order, he was brought to Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) this morning under tight security and kept in isolation for some time before being subjected to the polygraph test, as per PTI.
Official sources said officials from various security and intelligence agencies including the Intelligence Bureau were present during the test, whose detailed analysis is awaited.
In a related development, NIA today released two sketches of Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists, who were claimed to have infiltrated Jammu and Kashmir's Gulmarg sector with Naved. The anti-terror agency also announced a cash reward of Rs five lakh to anyone providing information leading to their arrest.
The two have been identified as Zarghan alias Mohammed Bhai, aged about 38-40 years, and Abu Okasha, around 17-18 years old.
The NIA also took DNA and voice samples of Naved who was overpowered by the locals following the attack on a BSF bus in Udhampur district of Jammu on August five that left its two personnel dead. His accomplice Mohammed Noman alias Momin was killed in retaliatory firing by the BSF.
NIA sources said collecting the DNA samples of the militant from Faisalabad in Pakistan could help in proving his nationality.
Islamabad has been insisting that Naved is not a Pakistani national.