Australia has demanded an assurance that he will not be given the death sentence in India before parting with the information sought, sources told The Sunday Express.
The Malegaon blast, on September 29, 2008, claimed four lives and injured 79 while another blast at the same time in Modasa in Gujarat killed one.
The NIA team also met the police team probing the Pansare murder case.
Meanwhile, the SIT has questioned five persons said to be close to Gaikwad in the last two days.
Police on Thursday detained a few more persons for questioning, including Gaikwad’s brothers-in-law Shridhar Vijay Jadhav, 23, and Sudhir Vijay Jadhav, 20, both residents of Sankeshwar in Belgaum district of Karnataka.
Two BSF personnel were killed in the terror strike while one terrorist Mohammed Noman was killed in retaliatory fire.
The agency has announced Rs 10 lakh reward for any information leading to the arrest of Niki Sumi, who heads the military wing of the outfit and Rs 7 lakh reward on the outfit’s chairman SS Khaplang.
The blasts had occurred on the intervening night of February 18-19, 2007, near Dewana railway station in Panipat district of Haryana, killing 68 people, mostly Pakistanis.
Naveed along with Noman had attacked a BSF convoy on the national highway in Udhampur early last month.
The Punjab government conveyed its stand in a communication to the Union Home Ministry, sources said.
The Punjab government told the Union Home Ministry that the state police was handling the case and the investigation was still going on, hence the case cannot be handed over to NIA.
Sources said that NIA produced Naved before the CJM in the morning, but the latter asked the terrorist to rethink his decision of making a confession statement.
The driver, identified as Khursheed Ahmed alias ‘Surya’, said to be an overground operative of the banned LeT, is a resident of Awantipura.
On being pressed that NIA want to conduct probe, Punjab CM Badal said, “We have no objection, but our government will also continue parallel inquiry in the Gurdaspur attack case”.
Amritsar Police detained two persons of Kashmiri origin from a dhaba near the railway station.