Behind the persistent diplomatic efforts by India at the United Nations (UN) to list Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist, the Indian law enforcement agencies put up a watertight case at the UN Security Council, reports Zee News.
Indian security and intelligence officials had extracted important information from the dreaded terrorist after he was arrested in 1994 in Anantnag district in Jammu & Kashmir.
During the interrogation, Azhar said that he was a Pakistani and had entered India on a Portuguese passport. On the basis of this crucial information, Indian agencies had mounted solid evidence against the terrorist.
According to the investigative report accessed by the news channel, Azhar had confessed that he had procured the Portuguese passport from Bangladesh and an Indian visa using a pseudo name, Vali Adam Issa.
He reportedly got the immigration entry stamp at the Karachi airport through one of his students named Hafiz.
Azhar, during the interrogation had also revealed how he came to Delhi from Karachi via Dhaka and fooled the immigration officers at the Indira Gandhi International airport in Delhi.
Opening up further about his dealings in India, the Jaish chief added that he stayed at the Ashoka Hotel in Chanakyapuri and Janpath hotel. Azhar also visited Deoband’s Darul-uloom and Saharanpur.
From there he returned to Delhi and days later flew to Srinagar. He was arrested by the Army on his way to Anantnag on 11 February (1994).
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