According to a CNN News 18 report
, a Pakistan police officer on October 5 admitted that India had indeed conducted surgical strikes in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) on September 29 morning and added that they killed at least five soldiers and several terrorists in the operation.
Ghulam Akbar, who is said to be the Superintendent of Police (Special Branch) of Pakistan’s Mirpur Range, admitted to the attack over the phone.
A journalist had posed as Inspector General of Police and questioned him about the same.
“Sir, it was night… you can say roughly 3-4 hours… between 2 am and 4 or 5 a.m… The attack continued between that time.”
The news channel in a special segment played few excerpts from the recorded conversation where Akbar was heard not only admitting about the strikes but also was quoted as saying that he personally knew about them.
Akbar said that the strikes occurred at Samana in Bhimber, Hazira in Poonch, Dudhniyal in Neelam and Kayani in Hathian Bala which are the border sectors at LoC and lies on the Pakistani side.
“There were attacks on separate places… Several places were attacked… They also met (with) resistance.”
Akbar further added that the Pakistan Army immediately cordoned off all these areas after the incursion and said they were caught unaware and thus lost five soldiers in the attack.
The channel then went on to add that Akbar even gave names of these Pakistani soldiers, but chose not reveal them.
As for the bodies of the unknown number of terrorists, Akbar said they were quickly removed by the Pakistani military and taken away in ambulances.
He even admitted that the Pakistani Army facilitates the movement of terrorists in forward areas and arranges for them to cross over to India.
“The army brings them, sir… it is in their hands.”