August 18, 2016 2:11:07 am
Captured Pakistani militant Bahadur Ali alias Saifulla, who allegedly infiltrated into Kashmir to mix with agitating crowds and throw grenades at security forces, has given his NIA interrogators a detailed account of the three Lashkar-e-Toiba training camps he attended in Pakistan, along with names of his handlers, and a daily schedule of each stage of training.
Ali has named Abu Sahria Abdullah, a resident of Kasur in Pakistan, and Kabullah as his trainers during the 15-day Daura-e-Talba training course at Manshera in 2013. He is learnt to have named Saifur Rehman, Shafiq, Usman, Abu Baqr and Khubaid as trainers during the 21-day Daura-e-Aam training course at Aksa camp near Muzaffarabad in September-October, 2014. Further, for the 30-day Daura-e-Khas training course at Tabook camp near Muzaffarabad in May-June of 2016, he is learnt to have named Abu Saad and Furqan as trainers. NIA officials said that according to him the Daura-e-Khas training was “under the guidance of Maulana Abdul Raheem”. There were also military officers who visited the camps, whom Ali has identified only as ‘Major Saab’ and ‘Captain Saab’.
According to NIA officials, the training schedule described by Ali was similar to that revealed by Mohammed Naved, the Pakistani militant caught alive during the Udhampur terror attack in August 2015.
Revealing details of the three stages of training he attended, Ali told his interrogators that Daura-e-Talba involved “waking up at 3 am, Fajr Namaz at 4 am, reading of Quran up to 5 am, physical training from 5:30 to 6:30 am, maintenance of camp and self up to 7 am, breakfast at 7 am, maintenance up to 9 am, religious motivation classes from 9 to 10 am, Zohar Namaz at 12:30 pm, lunch and rest up to 3 pm, Asr Namaz at 3 pm, weapons class up to 5 pm, Maghrib Namaz at 5:30 pm, Dars and Taqreer up to 7:30 pm, dinner and finally Isha Namaz at 9 pm”.
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In Daura-e-Aam, trainees again had to “wake up at 3 am”. It involved: “Fajr Namaz at 4 am, reading Quran up to 5:30 am, PT up to 6:30 am, maintenance of camp up to 7 am, breakfast up to 8 am, Dars and taqreer from 8 to 9:30 am, rest 30 minutes, weapons class 10 to 11:30 am, Zohar Namaz at 12:30 pm, lunch at 1 pm, rest up to 3 pm, Dars and Taqreer from 3 to 4 pm, weapons class from 4:30 to 6 pm, Maghrib Namaz at 6 pm, Dars and Taqreer from 6 to 7 pm, dinner at 7:30 pm, Isha Namaz at 8 pm and night duties once a week. We were also made to fire 3 rounds of AK 47 and 3 rounds of pistol”.
About Daura-e-Khas, he revealed: “Up to PT classes, the programme was the same as in Daura-e-Aam. Then maintenance of camp till 7 am, breakfast from 7 to 8 am, Dars from 8 to 9 am, weapons training from 9 to 10:30 am, break for 30 minutes, Dars and Taqreer for 1 hour, Zuhr Namaz at 12:45 pm, lunch and rest between 1 to 3 pm, Asr Namaz at 3:30 pm, class for Dua between 3:30 to 4 pm, map reading, GPS, matrix sheet, NVD etc classes from 4 to 5:30 pm, rest, Maghrib Namaz at 6:30 pm, Dars and Taqreer from 6:30 to 7:30 pm, dinner at 7:30 pm, Isha Namaz at 8:30 pm. We had to do night march for 5 days and there was night duty everyday for one hour. We were made to fire 30 rounds of AK-47 and 25 rounds of pistol also.”
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