In a fresh source of embarrassment for Pakistan, twenty-year-old Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist Zaibullah alias Hamza has told India’s national investigation agency (NIA) that Pakistan is not just sending terror agents into the country but also smuggling arms.
According to him, with every two infiltrations, an arms consignment is sent to Kashmir and dumped in a safe area. The guides or porters are tasked to carry such cargos and dump it in an area demarcated by Lashkar, after which they cross back to Pakistan.
He further informed that the terrorists can take out weapons including pistols, AK-47s, grenade launchers among other arms from the safe areas. It was earlier believed that the terrorists relied on stealing weapons during the encounters. Zaibullah also noted that at a time, one arms package contains 6-7 weapons.
“Zaibullah’s disclosure is significant as security forces admit that no terrorist has been caught without a weapon in an encounter. What the Lashkar operative has said is that for every two infiltrations, there is one arms consignment which is dumped in safe areas. As per the training in Muzaffarabad camps, the terrorist can take weapons including pistols, AK 47s, grenade launchers and other arms from the safe areas,” a senior NIA officer was reported as saying.
Zaibullah was arrested on April 6 this year after India’s security agencies acted on a tip-off. He had earlier escaped an encounter in March.