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Militant’s link with Pak army revealed
Our Correspondent

New Delhi, August 14
An arrested Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militant, Anas, alias Rizwan, has admitted that he had been in constant touch with officials of the ISI and the Pakistan Army. A Pakistani passport and I-card have been seized from his bag abandoned at the clock room of the Lucknow railway station.

The Joint Commissioner of the Delhi Police, Mr Karnail Singh, said during interrogation it was revealed that he had been an active member of the Lashkar since 2001.” He had been picked up by the local Lashkar outfit when he was barely a school student. Later, he attended a 21-day training camp organised by the same outfit in 2001. This training had been organised in Muzaffarabad. There were about 400 trainees in the camp, including Kashmiri, Pakistani and Afghani,” he said.

“Again in 2004, he went for terrorist training of 90 days duration in Lashkar camp at Sirikot in Muzaffarabad.


Info about Pak-backed ultras’ involvement in Mumbai blasts: Pranab

New Delhi, August 14
India today said it had information about the involvement of Pakistani-supported terrorists in Mumbai train blasts and that terrorist training camps were operational on its soil.

“We have information about the involvement of Pakistan supported terrorists in Mumbai bomb blasts”, Defence Minister Pranab Mukherjee said here. However, he did not elaborate.

He said that the infiltration of terrorists from across the borders was going on non-stop and that independent satellite photos had pictures that terrorist training camps on Pakistani soil were operational.

India had taken “concrete measures to revive ties with Pakistan respecting the sentiments of both citizens”, Mukherjee said in his broadcast to the armed forces personnel on the eve of Independence Day.

He regretted that Islamabad had not understood “India’s sentiments”.

“Infiltration from across the border is going on non-stop. We have information about the involvement of Pakistan supported terrorists in Mumbai bomb blasts. It is reported that satellites have clicked some pictures of terrorists camps in Pakistan where militant trainings are being provided to terrorists,” Mukherjee said.

He said Pakistan should get rid of such activities and try to “behave like a good neighbour”.

In his broadcast, Mukherjee assured the armed forces that the drive to modernise the forces would continue and steps were underway to augment the air and Naval power to meet future requirements. — PTI



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