Army should interrogate captured terrorist: NPP

New Delhi, Aug 6 : National Panthers Party (NPP) chief Bhim Singh on Thursday said that the terrorist caught should be interrogated by army intelligence and not by the local police, as it was a sensitive matter and the local police was not trained for it.

“The boy should be interrogated by army intelligence. Local police of Jammu and Kashmir cannot do the job. They are not trained for it. This is a highly sensitive matter,” Singh told ANI.

“I assume it was not a single or two or more terrorists being send by Pakistan. A contingent was sent by ISI to hit army headquarters at Udhampur. And they were only 12 kms short of Udhampur. The story of their coming from Kapwada is not at all convincing…,”he added.

He further insisted that this confirmation of the matter can only be done by army intelligence as they are capable of handling the caught terrorist.

“I have already conveyed to Rajnath Singh to handover this boy to army intelligence as this operation is conducted through ISI.”

Earlier, Pakistan’s Foreign Office (FO) spokesperson Syed Qazi Khalilullah has said that India should provide evidence of any Pakistani involved in terrorist activity on Indian soil, adding that they have constantly asked India to refrain from accusations.

According to the Dawn, the statement from Pakistan’s foreign office comes following Indian claim that Usman Faisal, a militant captured on Wednesday after a deadly attack on a military convoy in the Kashmir region, was a Pakistani.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh earlier made a statement in both the Houses of Parliament on the terrorist attack at Udhampur in Jammu and Kashmir on August 5 and condemned the persistent attempts by terrorists from across the border to vitiate the peaceful atmosphere in Jammu and Kashmir.

Singh informed that one of the two militants involved in the attack was killed, while one was subsequently apprehended by the local people and the police.

“The apprehended terrorist was brought to Jammu, where he is being questioned by the concerned authorities. Preliminary interrogation of the captured terrorist reveal his identity as Md. Naveed Yakub @ Usman, r/o Faisalabad (Pakistan). He also revealed the identity of his slain accomplice as Md. Nomen @ Nomin (code name) r/o Bhawalpur, Pakistan,” he said. (ANI)