A detailed account of Pakistan’s “terror factories” and launch pads used to push terrorists into India, confession by an arrested “terrorist” and evidence in the form of call data records, banana peels and bags embossed with “Babaji Ka Thullu”. These form part of the 1,500-page NIA chargesheet filed on Thursday against nine people accused in the attack on a BSF convoy in Udhampur on August 5 last year.
The agency has cited 180 witnesses, 155 documents and close to 100 exhibits to prove it was an LeT conspiracy. The attack killed two BSF men and injured several others.
According to the chargesheet, NIA has established that Mohammed Naveed, the purported LeT terrorist arrested along with eight others, is a “Pakistani national” — his home is on Street no. 3, Rafiq Colony, Ghulam Mohammad Abad, Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan. The agency has quoted Naveed’s confessional statement recorded under Section 164 of the Criminal Procedure Code and corroborated that by making him go through a Google map of Faisalabad’s Rafiq Colony. Naveed purportedly made out spots that can be recognised “only by a person having lived there”.
The chargesheet says Naveed was recruited at a mosque through a person named Bashir Moulvi in 2011. The maulvi referred him to one Abdullah Sultan, an employee of ‘Markaz Khyber’ in Faisalabad, who in turn facilitated Naveed’s travel to LeT training camps in Mansehra (Punjab) and Muzaffarabad in PoK.
It also mentions an oft-used launch pad for terrorists in Pakistan, ‘Halen Det’ in Forward Kahuta, a village in PoK. It says Naveed reached Halen Det on May 20 and crossed LoC near Noori post in Kashmir on June 2 along with Mohammed Bhai, Abu Noman and Abu Okasha after breaching the fence.
In Kashmir, Naveed purportedly got a local to buy him biscuits and bananas, and the banana peels have been seized by NIA as evidence and documented in the chargesheet. Among other crucial evidence are Pakistani medicines found in a hideout in Pulwama and two black bags with “Babaji Ka Thullu” embossed on them. The accused carried their weapons in these bags, the charge sheet says.
The investigation has also reveals that the initial target was a security camp in Jammu.