Mohammad Naved's dossier: What we know for sure
The dossier that has been prepared by the Home Ministry based on the inputs provided by the National Investigating Agency will have certain points which clearly points towards the role of Pakistan in the Udhampur attack.
We have provided the basic inputs based on the investigations that have been conducted so far. Pakistan would require to confirm the details to us and also help with the ongoing probe as it has been ascertained beyond doubt that Mohammad Naved is from that country.
What the dossier on Udhampur attack contains?
The details in the dossier are based on the investigations that have been conducted by the National Investigating Agency. The NIA which had found Mohammad Naved's account to be contradictory had subject him to a polygraph test two days back.
While there were a couple of contradictions regarding his local contacts, the basic details regarding his training and nationality have been confirmed. He speaks about the presence of two men in uniform at the training camp at the Markaz-e-Khyber at Nishatabad, but is not able to reveal their names.
The dossier says that Naved is a resident of the Rafiq Colony in Faisalbad. He says that he was spotted by a Maulvi in Faisalbad who in turn introduced him to the Lashkar-e-Tayiba handler. The dossier mentions that Naved had trained at the Garhi Habibullah camp and also at Shawai Nalla. The training lasted for about 4 months.
Establishment role not confirmed:
India has learnt that there were two men in uniform who were present when Naved was training. He is not able to tell us clearly whether they were officers of the Pakistan army or the ISI, an NIA official informed OneIndia.
The dossier only points to the fact that Naved is from Pakistan. However it makes no mention of the establishment having a role to play in the Udhampur attack or the making of Naved. India would provide the DNA samples to Pakistan so that his family background and other details can be ascertained. We expect Pakistan to cooperate with us on this aspect, the Home Ministry official informed.
Further the NIA is trying to get more details on a person by the name Abu Qasim, who has been mentioned by Naved to be his handler in Kashmir. Abu Qasim is clearly a fake name, the NIA says. We are trying to get more details on this and only once the actual identity of the man is ascertained will Pakistan be asked about this aspect.
We are only telling them what we know for sure now. The dossier on the Udhampur attack relies only on the ascertained facts and does not have mere allegations, the Home Ministry official also points out. The dossier is aimed more at seeking assistance from Pakistan on the probe rather than hurling allegations for the heck of it, the official said.