Even as India's Minister of Home Affairs Rajnath Singh has said that the Udhampur terrorist caught alive on Wednesday was from Pakistan, Islamabad has now come out to disown the youth, identified as Muhammad Naved, as its citizen.
Pakistan has reportedly said that there is no record of Naved in the government database, the local media reported on Thursday.
Pakistan's National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) reportedly confirmed that Naved, who used alias Usman, is not Pakistani, according to Dunya News.
"NADRA record shows Indian claims of an arrested person, Usman Khan, originating from Pakistan are totally baseless," a Pakistani government source told The Express Tribune.
It also said that the images of Usman shown by the Indian media do not match with any Pakistani national.
The Jammu and Kashmir police, which nabbed Naved with the help of villagers after he and his companion killed two BSF jawans, had said on Wednesday that the terrorist told them he was from Faisalabad in Pakistan.
"Preliminary interrogation of the captured terrorist reveal his identity as Mohammad Naveed Yakub alias Usman, a resident of Faisalabad in Pakistan. He also revealed the identity of his slain accomplice as Mohammad Nomen alias Nomin, resident of Bhawalpur, Pakistan," Rajnath Singh said in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday.