Pakistan trained militant arrested in J-K

August 24th, 2008 - 8:42 pm ICT by ANI  

Doda (Jammu and Kashmir), August 24 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir police on Sunday arrested a Pakistan trained militant in Doda district in the State.
Working on a tip off, a joint team traced down the militant Farooq Ahmed who was on his way to deliver an amount of 11 95, 000 rupees to Iqbal Malik, a Deputy Divisional Commander of the Lashkar-e-Tayyaba (LeT) outfit.
The LeT (Lashkar-e-Tayyaba) militant is the cousin of Iqbal Malik and he is working with him only. We have recovered 195,000 rupees from him, said Raghubir Singh, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Doda.
Farooq said he is a Pakistan trained militant who has worked with Harkat-ul-Jihad-e-Islami (HUJI) earlier, but surrendered later.
During the interrogation, he admitted that Iqbal, his cousin had given him the consignment and he had collected the bag full of cash from Lal Chowk area of Srinagar.
I was a militant since 1999. I got my three months training in Pakistan. I came back to India in 2000, then I went to Lucknow, there I worked for some time, then I went to Jammu, there I surrendered. After I was released from the jail, I went to Himachal and it has been some two-three years that I have been living there, said Farooq Ahmed, the arrested militant.
Farooq revealed that after surrendering, he started working for LeT as a courier boy.
Meanwhile, the arrested militant is being intensely questioned by police to know about his other activities as well as associates. (ANI)

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