NIA takes custody of LeT terrorist

NEW DELHI, NOV 27: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) today took the custody of a Pakistani Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist who was arrested along the Line of Control (LoC) in Handwara area of North Kashmir recently, officials here said. The terrorist, identified as Mohammed Amir Awan, was arrested by the Army on November 24 during an intensive search launched after an encounter in the area on November 21 that left three Lashkar militants dead. One soldier was also killed during the encounter. The matter was transferred to the NIA which registered a case yesterday and took the custody of the terrorist. (Agencies)