New Delhi, Aug 22: The details of the handler in the Udhampur attack have emerged with the National Investigation Agency gathering all details regarding the man. The handler identified as Abu Qasim is from Bhawalpur in Pakistan. He is aged 27 years old, the NIA says.
NIA sources tell OneIndia that Qasim may still be in India. Naved had claimed to have met him in Kashmir after he entered into India on June 2.
Who is Abu Qasim?
Abu Qasim alias Abdur Rehman is a self styled commander of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba currently in South Kashmir. He hails from Bhawalpur in Pakistan and is the one who arranged for the logistics, accommodation and food for four Pakistani terrorists who infiltrated into India.
While Naved and Noman carried out the Udhampur attack, the other two Zargham and Abu Okasha are still absconding. The NIA says that Qasim was also responsible for arranging resources and also identifying the targets.
He also arranged for the transport for the terrorists and planned the Udhampur attack.
Where the two absconding terrorists?
It is still unclear where the other two terrorists who had infiltrated along with Naved and Noman are. Two days back, the NIA had picked up two persons on the basis of a sketch prepared. The duo were picked up in Gujarat, but were let off as they were the wrong persons.
The NIA says that Zhargham alias Mohd Bhai and Abu Okasha had also infiltrated into India along with Naved and Noman. Now the NIA has managed to obtained the photograph of Okasha which has been placed under the wanted list. Okasha and Zhargham carry a cash reward of Rs 5 lakh each while in the case of Qasim, the bounty is Rs 10 lakh.
The NIA says that the whereabouts of these persons is not clear as yet. Qasim may still be in South Kashmir, an officer says. The NIA however maintains that none of the these terrorists have left India as yet.