Updated: August 25, 2015 1:47:57 am
Pakistani terrorist Mohammed Naveed, alias Usman, was on Monday sent to the Ambphalla district jail for two days after he was produced at a local court by the NIA for recording his statement, which was deferred till August 26.
Naveed was brought before Chief Judicial Magistrate Sunnet Gupta for recording his statement under Section 164 of the CrPC. As the captured terrorist was first in police and and later in the NIA custody ever since he was apprehended on August 5, the CJM deferred the recording of his statement. Sources said that the CJM sent Naveed in judicial custody for two days as part of procedure under Section 164 to ensure that the statement was given voluntarily and not under duress.
Naveed, along with his accomplice Nomen, had attacked a BSF convoy in J&K’s Udhampur. While Nomen was killed, Naveed was caught by villagers he took hostage in Udhampur during his bid to escape.
For the last 14 days, Naveed was with the NIA after the agency took his remand for custodial interrogation from Special Judge for NIA cases, Y P Kotwal.
As his remand period ended on Monday, the NIA produced him before the special judge with a request that Naveed wanted to make a confessional statement under Section 164 CrPC. Kotwal referred the case to the CJM’s court pointing out that confession under provisions of CrPC must be recorded by a judicial magistrate.
According to sources, Naveed has confessed to being a Lashkar terrorist from Pakistan. Based on his disclosures, the NIA arrested some people for helping him stay in the Valley, including the truck driver who ferried both the terrorists to Udhampur.
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