Captured Pakistani Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist Mohammad Naveed, along with his two local aides from Valley, was sent to the high security Kot Bhalwal jail till September 30 by Special Judge Y P Kotwal on Thursday.
Apart from Naveed, the other two arrested in connection with the terror attack on Jammu-Srinagar national highway in Udhampur district early last month, include Showkat and Khurshid Ahmad Bhat, both truck drivers from Valley. While Naveed and Khurshid had been already lodged in Kot Bhalwal jail, Showkat was sent there today following the expiry of his 14-day remand with the NIA.
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Showkat had transported Naveed and his slain aide Nomen in his truck, along with four other Pakistani terrorists, from Baba Reshi in Baramulla to South Kashmir after they infiltrated into the state from across the LoC. The other two infiltrating terrorists included Abu Akasha and Mohammed Bhai, both Pakistanis.
Khursheed Ahmed Bhat was arrested for transporting Naveed and Noman to Jammu for reconnaissance.
Two BSF jawans were killed and nearly a dozen others injured when Naved along with his aide Nomen, also a Pakistani national, had opened fire using AK-47 rifles inside a bus that was heading towards Valley from Jammu. While Norman was killed in retaliatory fire by paramilitary personnel, Naveed was captured alive by villagers.
All the three were sent to jail following request from NIA who, sources said, was looking for over half a dozen terrorists in connection with the Udhampur terror attack. It has also announced cash awards for people providing information about those terrorists.