Kashmir, Aug 27: In a perfectly coordinated operation, the Indian security forces captured one terrorist and killed four of his accomplices after a 20 hour long battle.
Sajjad Ahmad alias Javed Ahmed alias Abu Ullah is 22 years old as per his own admission.
He is currently being questioned by several officials of the army and also the police in North Kashmir.
This is the second catch in one month and it is a major breakthrough for the security forces who have been battling a series of infiltrations that have taken place along the border.
Earlier this month, the security forces had managed to capture Mohammad Naved alive after the Udhampur attack.
He had spoken about the large number of infiltrations apart from the massive local network of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba in Kashmir.
Another young terrorist
Like Mohammad Naved, Sajjad is in his early 20s. The NIA has found that more and more young terrorists are being pushed into the Valley.
Most of these persons are on their very first missions and are ordered to enter into India and create mayhem.
The capture of Sajjad and Naved also indicate how Pakistani terrorist groups are recruiting younger persons to carry out strikes in India.
One of the biggest reasons to send in first timers is because there is never any concrete intelligence on them.
They are trained for short durations that last between 30 to 45 days and are sent to India to carry out hit and run missions.
So far the security forces have found that Sajjad hails from the Muzzafarghar area of Pakistan.
He had infiltrated along with four others with an intention of carrying out a series of attacks, the focus being Kashmir.
All of them had infiltrated through the Uri sector, the officers have also learnt.
The NIA which is probing the Naved case is also on the look out for two terrorists named, Zargham and Okasha who had infiltrated into Kashmir in the month of June 2015.
There is a Rs 5 lakh reward on both of them. It would also be interesting to see if Sajjad too was handled by Abu Kasim who was the handler for Naved and the rest.