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LeT Operative Nabbed in Udhampur Wants to Talk to His Mother

Mohammad Naved has turned remorseful, says he was misguided.

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Terrorist captured from Udhampur, J&K. (Photo: PTI)

Mohammad Naved, one of the Lashkar-e-Taiba operatives caught in Udhampur last year after they attacked a BSF convoy, has been wanting to hear from his mother, as reported by The Hindu.

Pakistan has obviously refused to accept him as its citizen. The 20-year-old and his accomplice Abu Noman – who was later killed – had killed 2 BSF jawans, while injuring 13 others.

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Naved had been under the influence of drugs at the time of the attack and he escaped the site of it, taking five villagers as hostages. Being famished, the villagers offered him food on the pretext of which they were able to overpower him.

The villagers were able to make a recording of Naved saying he had been sent to India to “kill Hindus.”

The authorities of Kot Bhalwal jail in Jammu, recently took Naved to the Wagah border where the officials refused to acknowledge him as their citizen, even after producing his home address and phone number in Pakistan’s Faisalabad.

However, Naved seems to have turned over a new leaf, as he is making use of the jail library to read Urdu papers and books. He had been in a solitary cell but was shifted to a cell with both Indian and Pakistani prisoners, after taking into account his conduct.

The Class VIII drop-out has turned deeply religious and spends his time reading the Quran, according to an NIA official.

He tries to give sermons to other prisoners and is sporting a long beard.
NIA Official

Naved also told the officials that his perception of India has changed. He had been told by Lashkar operatives that Muslims in India live in deplorable conditions and was sent here to “avenge” the atrocities done to them.

Naved now says he is yet to come across such an instance, and he was misguided.
NIA official

(Source: Hindu)

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