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NIA nabs truck driver who helped Naved.

THE National Investigation Agency ( NIA) on Friday arrested a truck driver who had allegedly helped Pakistani militant Naved Yakub and his associate to travel to Jammu to carry out attack on Border Security Force convoy which left two BSF men dead and 13 others injured, the sources said.

On Wednesday, the NIA brought Mohammed Naved Yakub, who was caught alive after the Udhampur terror strike, to Kashmir for carrying out an investigation.

Sources said on his inputs a truck driver, who helped him reach Jammu, was arrested. The driver was already in police custody and after further investigation he was taken by the NIA. " The NIA took him into custody," a senior police official said

while pleading anonymity.

Jammu and Kashmir Police and the NIA also carried out raids in Kulgam district of south Kashmir on the inputs of Naved and have taken three persons for questioning. Jammu and Kashmir Police and the NIA are looking for a businessman who had provided ` 5 lakh to the militants in Srinagar to carry out the attack on the BSF in Udhampur, sources said.

Earlier Naved was taken to Delhi by NIA for polygraph test. The agency has also released sketches of two LeT militants, who allegedly infiltrated into J& K's Gulmarg sector with Naved.

Meanwhile, Army troops on Friday busted a militant hideout and recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition including a sniper rifle, one universal machine gun and 13- kg explosive in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Based on specific information about the presence of a militant hideout in Laskarwan forest, a team of Army and police launched a joint search operation in the forested belt of Laskarwan and busted the hideout, an Army officer said. " The troops recovered arms, ammunition and explosive material including one 7.62- mm sniper rifle, universal machine gun, one underbarrel grenade launcher, hand grenade, three sniper magazines, 42 rounds of sniper ammunition, three bombs, one radio set, 13- kg explosive, one blanket, three leather shoes and a rucksack," the officer said. ( With PTI inputs)

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