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Pakistan rejects Indian accusation of cross border infiltration

Nafees-Zakaria

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office on Tuesday rejected Indian allegation of cross border infiltration and terrorism in Kashmir, ARY News reported.

In response to a media question regarding summoning of Pakistan’s High Commissioner to India to protest cross border infiltration, the FO spokesman Nafees Zakaria said that Pakistan rejects such allegations and the country remains committed to the policy of not allowing its territory for any terrorist activity against anyone.

Related: India summons Pakistan ambassador, registers protest over “cross-border terrorism”

However, the statement adds that “it is necessary to establish veracity of the Indian claim. Details in this regard will be gathered.”

Earlier in the day, Indian foreign secretary Subrahmanyam Jaishankar summoned Pakistani High Commissioner in India Abdul Basit over what India described “cross border terrorism “, Indian Ministry of External Affairs said on Tuesday.

A statement issued by Indian MEA in this regard claims that Indian authorities have arrested a Pakistani national Bahadur Ali alias Abu Saifullah from Indian Occupied Kashmir on July 25, 2016 with weapons, sophisticated communication equipment and other material of Pakistani/international origin.

“Bahadur Ali has confessed to our authorities that after training in Lashkar-e-Taiba camps, he was infiltrated into India. He was thereafter in touch with an ‘operations room’ of LeT, receiving instructions to attack Indian security personnel and carry out other terrorist attacks in India,” reads the statement issued by Indian MEA.

Indian authorities claim that Bahadur Ali, in a letter addressed to the Pakistan High Commissioner in New Delhi, has requested legal aid and assistance to meet his family.

The statement adds that India is prepared to grant the Pakistan High Commission consular access to Bahadur Ali.

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