Truck driver who ferried Naveed to Udhampur arrested

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Srinagar: The truck driver who gave a lift to captured terrorist Mohammad Naveed Yakub and his accomplice to reach Udhampur has been arrested by the National Investigating Agency (NIA).

The terrorists had targeted a BSF convoy in Udhampur in which two BSF jawans were killed and Naveed’s accomplice Noman was killed in return fire. Naveed fled into the forests after the attack where he was captured by the villagers and was handed over to the security forces.

The truck driver had allegedly ferried Naved to Jammu on two occasions, including on August four, a day before he and his accomplice ambushed a BSF bus, killing two of its personnel.

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he driver, identified as Khursheed Ahmed alias ‘Surya’, said to be an overground operative of the banned LeT, is a resident of Awantipura.