LeT Militant Sent To 10-Day NIA Custody

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New Delhi—A Delhi court Tuesday sent an alleged Pakistani Lashkar-e-Taiba militant, arrested along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir recently, to ten-day custody of the National Investigation Agency.

The accused, identified as Mohammed Amir Awan, was arrested by the Army on November 24 from Handwara area of North Kashmir during an intensive search launched after an encounter in the area on November 21 that had left three alleged Lashkar militants dead. One soldier was also killed during the encounter.

The accused was produced by the NIA before District Judge Poonam A Bamba and the agency sought his custodial interrogation till December 8, which was allowed by the court.

The accused told his interrogators that he hailed from Bardiya town near the port city of Karachi.

He was pushed into the Kashmir valley from Pakistan- controlled-Kashmir for carrying out attacks on various important installations in the Valley, the agency said. (PTI)

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