Bahadur Ali was trained by LeT, claims India

Alleged militant says he was instructed to throw grenades while standing behind protesters

News Desk August 11, 2016

India on Wednesday again accused Pakistan of stoking violence in Indian-controlled Kashmir as it publicly showed a ‘confessional’ video of an alleged Pakistani militant who was arrested in the disputed Himalayan valley last month.

The video was shown a day after Pakistan had rejected Indian claims of cross-border infiltration.

Two Indian soldiers killed in Kashmir

The Indian National Investigation Agency (NIA) in a news conference on Wednesday reiterated its claim that 21-year-old Bahadur Ali had been trained by the outlawed Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and ‘military experts’ to infiltrate Kashmir and create tensions.

“Bahadur Ali lays bare the Lashkar conspiracy to throw grenades amidst protesters in Kashmir,” NIA Director General Sharad Kumar told The Hindustan Times.

Ali was arrested by Indian authorities in Jammu and Kashmir on July 25 with weapons, including AK-47 rifle, live rounds, grenades, grenade launcher, etc, and also sophisticated communication equipment and other material of Pakistani/international origin, according to a demarche which was issued to Pakistani High Commissioner in India Abdul Basit on Tuesday.

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During the news conference, NIA showed an apparent ‘confession’ video of Ali recorded after his arrest. In the 11-minute long clip, a bearded man is shown sitting in a dimly-lit room reading out from an off-screen prompter.

“I was asked to throw grenades during a protest but I couldn’t,” Ali said in a monotone.

Ali further purports that he had been instructed to “mingle with the locals and create trouble” during the many protests that erupted in Kashmir after the July 8 killing of separatist leader Burhan Wani.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 11th, 2016.


Vikram | 6 years ago | Reply @Pakistani: Kargil was in response to what Indians did in Siachin...........So you are saying your government lied when it said Pakistan was not involved in Kargil. For the same reason Pakistan refused to take dead bodies of Pakistani soldiers who died in Kargil.
Fed up | 6 years ago | Reply Unless India accepts existence of Pakistan from its heart nothing is going to solve. [email protected]:
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