New Delhi: Rejecting the claims made by Indian authorities, Pakistan today said that arrested terrorist Mohammad Naved is not its citizen.
Pakistan also denied any involvement in the Udhampur attack.
According to a report by Dunya News, National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) claimed on Thursday that arrested Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist Mohd Naved alias Usman Khan is not a citizen of the country.
The report quoted NADRA officials as saying that there is no one called Mohammad Naved or Usman Khan registered as a Pakistani citizen in their records.
The NADRA officials further claimed that the images of the man arrested by India does not match with any Pakistani citizen.
The agency made the similar claim about 2008 Mumbai attacker Ajmal Kasab categorically denying Pakistan's involvement in the deadly attack that claimed over 160 lives. Kasab was one of the ten attackers and was the only one caught alive.
NADRA is tasked with ensuring civil registration of all Pakistanis to issue secure Computerized National Identity Cards (CNIC).
Yesterday, two terrorist attacked at a BSF convoy in Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir killing two personnel. One attacker was killed in retaliatory fire while other escaped taking three people as hostages only to be overpowered by them and subsequently being captured.
He told his name as Kasim Khan or Usman but later changed his account. He has changed his statement several times during interrogation but authorities have identified him as Mohammad Naved son of Mohammad Yaqub resident of Faisalabad Pakistan.
Sources told India TV that Naved revealed that he was trained under different terror camps for a period of three years and for last 45 days he was given a special training for suicide attack.
“Naved is an 11th dropout from a prestigious school of Faislabad. At very early age he was picked up for the job and his indoctrination was very tough.” sources said.
During interrogation, he repeatedly said that he hates the Indian Army. When asked about the reason behind his hatred, he told that he was shown many videos of encounters made by security forces during training.
As per agencies - Many fake videos of torture by army, killing Muslims were shown to Naved and his prime target was security forces.
Sources also said that Gurdaspur attackers and Naved were from the same training camp and they left for the operation at the same time but their launching pad and routes were different.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh, while speaking in Parliament today, termed the Udhampur attack as an attempt by Pakistan to destabilise peace in Jammu and Kashmir.