January 2002 News

Dutch nationals came with ulterior motives: Police

26 January 2002
The Times of India

SRINAGAR: The two Dutch nationals, who were killed by the BSF on January 13, could not have been tourists as they had come to the Valley with ulterior intentions, according to evidence available with the Jammu and Kashmir Police. Investigations have shown that the two, Ahmed el Bakiouli and Khaliq el Massnoui, had come to India on one-way tickets, while their families had filed missing reports about them in the Netherlands, official sources said here.The state police has downloaded some of the messages from a website allegedly run by Bakiouli alias Luck Bakiouli alias Lucky Luke which are provocative in nature.''What do you tell Allah when he asks you where were you when Kafirs (infidels) were slaughtering your Muslim brothers in Afghanistan, Iraq, Palestine and Chechnya,'' one of the 781 messages avaiable on the website read.Acting Inspector General of Police (Kashmir range) A.K. Bhan said that this was one of the 781 messages that had been sent to the website and reports from the Netherlands suggested that the website was frequently used by Lucky Luke.Bhan quoted another anonymous message on the website subsequently saying that ''they died after having left for Afghanistan to support Mujahideen. There they could not cross the border and eventually went to India.'' Bhan said that media reports from the Netherlands were also suggestive that the two, especially Lucky Luke, had come to the country, particularly the valley, with some ''evil designs''.''Their mosque Al-Furkhan is said to be a centre of Muslim fundamentalism run by the Aquaf-ul-Islam which is alleged by the DVD, local police of Holland, to be trying to control the Muslims in the Netherlands with funds from Saudi Arabia,'' Bhan quoted a report which appeared in Trow, a local daily there.Significantly, the new name of Jaish-e- Mohammed was reported to be Al-Fukhran.The report said ''Bakiouli''s brother teaches religious lessons at a primary school which has ties with Al-Aquaf and his father is a trustee of the board.''Investigations also revealed that Bakiouli had called his family on January 9 and stated that he was fine.The duo, who belonged to Moroccan families now settled in the Netherlands, had come to India on December 27 last year and left for Hoshiarpur (Punjab) before arriving here on January three, the sources said.Bhan said that there were some important questions like possession of a 13-inch long chopper. The same chopper was used in an assault on BSF jawans on January 13.He said that the duo had got their passports issued for the first time and their intentions were not clear as to why they visited Jammu and Kashmir in the winters when similar cold prevails in the Netherlands.


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