Ali Babar Patra, the Pakistani terrorist who surrendered before the Indian Army along the Line of Control (LOC), has revealed that he is a member of the Lashkar-e-Taiba. The 19-year-old terrorist was among two terrorists cornered by security forces in Uri.
“No civilian can cross over without the Pakistan Army’s hand in it. Why aren’t there such tanzeems in India who send people across? I want to tell youth like me in Pakistan this jihad is wrong,” Ali Babar Patra said. He added that he was handed over to the ISI before being trained by the Pakistan Army.
Speaking to reporters in Uri during a press conference called by the Indian Army, Ali Babar Patra said, “After joining LeT, I got Rs 20,000 and was handed over to the ISI.
“I appeal to the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) area commander, the ISI and the Pakistan Army to take me back to my mother just like they sent me here (India),” Ali Babar Patra, the teenage terrorist from Pakistan, said in a video message released by the Army in Srinagar on Wednesday.
“We were told that the Indian Army is carrying out a bloodbath, but everything is peaceful here. I want to tell my mother that the Indian Army has taken good care of me,” he said.
He also said the behaviour of the officers and jawans of the Indian Army with the locals who visit the camp where he was lodged was extremely good.
“I can hear the azaan (call for prayers) on the loudspeakers five times a day. The behaviour of the Indian Army is completely opposite to that of the Pakistan Army. This makes me feel that there is peace in Kashmir,” Patra said.
“On the contrary, they take advantage of our helplessness in Pakistani Kashmir to send us here,” he added.
Giving details of his initiation into terror ranks, Patra said he lost his father seven years ago and had to drop out of school due to financial constraints.
Patra also shared the details of the weapons training he underwent with the Pakistan Army and the ISI at Camp Khyber Delihabibullah.