Captured Pak militant Sajjad Ahmed remanded in 5-day police custody

The Pakistani militant captured during an operation on Thursday was remanded in police custody for five days by a court today in Sopore town of Baramulla district.

The court of judicial magistrate (Sopore) granted the police five-day custody of Sajjad Ahmed alias Abu Obaidullah, captured by the army in Rafiabad area near the Line of Control.

Four other associates of Sajjad were killed in a two-day long operation after the army intercepted them while they were trying to sneak into this side from across the border in Uri sector.

While three militants were killed on Thursday, another was gunned down a day earlier, soon after security forces launched a search operation following specific information about presence of a group of militants.

Ahmed’s capture comes about three weeks after Naved, a Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist from Pakistan, was nabbed after he and his associate attacked a BSF convoy in Chenani area of Udhampur district on August 5. His associate was killed in the encounter with BSF personnel.