The Indian security forces have reportedly arrested two persons from southern parts of Kashmir Valley on charge of assisting Pakistani terrorist Mohammad Naveed, who was captured in Udhampur recently.
According to the Hindustan Times, the arrested men had given shelter to Naveed -- also known by aliases Usman and Qasim Khan -- after he entered India crossing the Line of Control (LoC) about two months ago.
The daily report said that Javaid Ahmed Parray, a driver by profession, had allegedly allowed Naveed stay at his house in Charsoo Awantipora in Pulwama district and ferried him to the spot on the Jammu-Srinagar highway where he attacked a BSF convoy on 5 August.
The other arrested man -- identified as Fayaz Ahmed, a welder in Tral, Pulwama -- was taken into custody two days ago. He had also allegedly provided accommodation to the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist from Pakistan for six days.
However, local publication Greater Kashmir reported on Saturday that three people were detained following the interrogation of the captured LeT terrorist. It reported that the men were picked up for questioning from their residence in Awanpora village of Pulwama district.
Meanwhile, a team of National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday took Naveed to Srinagar to establish the route he took to reach Udhampur. The investigators are also trying to make him identify the hideouts used by him after he crossed into Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district from Pakistan.
Naveed, who hails from Faisalabad in Pakistan, was reportedly brought to Kashmir valley from Jammu region by road. He was overpowered by villagers after he and a fellow Pakistani terrorist shot dead two Border Security Force (BSF) personnel on Jammu-Srinagar highway in Udhampur earlier this week.