Uri, Sep 28: The 19-year-old militant, who was apprehended at Salamabad Uri in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district Tuesday said that he was hopeful to see his mother back home in Pakistan one day soon.
Ali Babar Patra, aged 19, son of Lt. Muhammad Haneef, a resident of Okara district in the Punjab region in Pakistan was apprehended by the Indin Army during a nine-day long counter-militancy operation at Salamabad Uri in which seven militants were killed.
In an interview with the reporters at Uri brigade, the apprehended infiltrator as per news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) said that he attained the arms training in Muzaffarabad back in 2019 for around three weeks and was recalled by one of the LeT commanders saying that he was to take part in an important operation un-known to him in April in the ensuing year.
He said that he has a mother and elder sister at home while his father passed away a couple of years ago and they have no one other than him to earn for living and survival. “I am hopeful to see my mother and sister back home in Pakistan one day soon,” Ali said.
Babar stated that no infiltrator can cross the Line of Control (LoC) without support from across the border saying that it is impossible to cross the massive cover of the two armies on the LoC.
He said that his group was tasked to enter Kashmir through the route they sneaked in and remain in the Baramulla district at Pattan area. “We were told to reach Pattan and the LeT handler there will get in touch with us (the infiltrator’s group) and that he will give directions about the plans ahead”, he revealed.
Babar said that they were told by handlers on leaving that their immediate task is to motivate the local youth of Kashmir valley and get them in their folds.
About the communication, he revealed that they have a device through which they send voice SMS directly and the directions are issued in the same medium to carry out the tasks given to them.
The apprehended militant claimed to have attained the arms training along with nine others and he was the youngest among them and was chosen by one of the handlers for this particular operation earlier this year to drop the supplies in north Kashmir besides to motivate local youth