New Delhi: Lashkar terrorist Sajjad Ahmed's cousin has confirmed that the former is his relative and he hails from Muzaffargarh in Pakistan's Punjab province, a Hindustan Times report said.
“Yes, I am the brother of Sajjad Ahmed. We read about his arrest in your Kashmir in a local daily,” Assad Ahmed told HT in a telephonic exchange after the daily reached out to him with numbers provided by interrogators of Sajjad.
Assad also confirmed that Sajjad's father's name is Faiz Baksh and he is from Muzaffargarh.
“Yes, his father's name is Faiz Baksh and he is a resident of Muzaffargarh,” he said.
Assad's revelation hold significance as Sajjad had told investigators that he was from Muzaffargarh in Pakistan's Punjab province.
Assad further said that they (family) have had no contact with him but were shocked that he was arrested by Indian forces.
Assad, a security guard in Karachi, also kept asking whether he could speak to Sajjad.
22-year-old Sajjad, a Pakistan-trained Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist was captured alive on Thursday after soldiers lobbed chili grenades to flush him out of his hiding spot in North Kashmir's Rafiabad area.
Sajjad is the second terrorist to have been caught alive in a month after Mohammad Naved Yakub alias Usman Khan was captured following a terror attack on a BSF convoy in Udhampur earlier this month.