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17 terror camps in Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir part of dossier India prepared for Pakistan

Naveed reportedly said during interrogation that occasionally, “men who looked like they were from the army” visited the camps and gave instructions.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi |
Updated: August 25, 2015 11:41:24 am

As part of its dossier prepared for the NSA-level talks with Pakistan that was called off, India was planning to give evidence on around 17 terror camps in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) that are active and being run with support from Pakistan’s Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) and its Army.

According to sources, Indian intelligence agencies have found that around 300 armed terrorists in these camps, belonging to the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT), Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) and some other groups, were waiting to infiltrate into India.

The intelligence agencies had provided details of these 17 camps, along with information on the strength of recruits in each camp as well as the Pakistan Army formations directly supervising each camp, sources said.

According to intelligence sources, Pakistani terrorist Mohammed Naved had revealed during interrogation that he had joined the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) at the outfit’s Markaz-e-Khyber office in Nishatabad, Faisalabad. He reportedly underwent 21 days of the introductory Daure-e-Aam training at a camp in Garhi Habibullah in Mansehra district in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan.

There were 20 to 25 LeT terrorists at the camp, Naved reportedly disclosed. He also attended a three-month advanced Daura-e-Khas training at the LeT’s Markaz-e-Aqsa camp.

LeT founder Hafiz Saeed visited these camps to indoctrinate recruits, Naveed told interrogators.

He also reportedly claimed that occasionally, “men who looked like they were from the army” visited the camps and gave instructions.

A detailed file based on Naved’s interrogation, on fugitive gangster Dawood Ibrahim’s continued presence in Pakistan and on around 56 most-wanted fugitives in Pakistan, were also part of the dossier to be handed over by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval to his counterpart Sartaj Aziz.

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