A Hizb-ul-Mujahideen terrorist who was earlier arrested by the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) was on Tuesday sent to 12-day police custody.
The 34-year old, identified as Naseer Ahmed aka Sadiq, was trained by the militants operating in Banihal and adjoining area of Jammu and Kashmir.
He was involved in terrorist activities in Banihal area of Ramban district along with active group of HuM militants since 2002.
In the year 2003, he moved to Pakistan and joined the HuM.
He received physical and arms training from November 2003 to January 2004 at a place called Atak (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan) by HuM/ ISI and Pakistani Army instructors, with an aim of waging war against India and to fight with Indian Security Forces in Jammu and Kashmir.
Sadiq was trained to operate weapons such as AK-47, Ak-56, SLR, Rocket Launcher (RPG7), Assault Rifle (G3 and G2) and grenades during his stint.
Aiming to carry out a terrorist mission in India, Sadiq landed in Kathmandu on May 10 from Faisalabad (Pakistan) via Sharjah (UAE), along with his accomplice Mohd Shafi.
Sadiq was nabbed by the SSB forces here while attempting to sneak into Indian frontiers through from Nepal, disguised as a vendor selling carpets and Kashmiri shawls.
Upon interrogation by the SSB officials and Maharajganj District Police, he was unable to produce any documents to prove his identity. Subsequently on physical search, a Pakistani passport and identity card having address of Village - Lala Musa, Tehsil - Kharian, District- Gujarat, State - Punjab, (Pakistan) were recovered from his possession.
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