Over 80 Questioned By NIA, Police

Over 80 Questioned By NIA, Police

17 September 2011
Rising Kashmir
Asif Iqbal Naik

Kishtwar: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) and Kishtwar Police, probing the HUJI email claiming responsibility for Delhi blast, has questioned more than 80 persons, mostly students. The investigation agencies have so far booked four youth while no charges have been framed against two other detainees including the owner and manager of Global Cyber Café, where from the terror email was allegedly sent. “After the investigation agencies traced the HUJI email claiming responsibility for Delhi blast to Global Cyber Café, Kishtwar, the police and NIA officials have questioned more than 80 persons in Kishtwar including students, former militants and released militants. They were questioned to identify the persons, who sent the HUJI mail,” sources said. They said so far no breakthrough has been achieved and the investigations are going on. “The investigations are going on in the right directions and we are hopeful of breakthrough in coming days,” they said. Police officials said the investigative agencies have so far formally arrested four youth - Shariq Khawar Butt, Abid Hussain Bhawani, Amir Abbas Dev and Hilal Amin. They have been booked under FIR No: 238 registered on the instance of NIA at police Station Kishtwar. They said the investigative agencies have not famed any charges against Global Cyber Café Manager Ashwani Kumar and café owner Mehmood Khawaja, who are both under detention. “Both of them have fully cooperated during the investigations and no charges have been framed against them so far. The cafe owner Mehmood Khawaja is allowed to go home during night hours,” they said. Meanwhile, Kishtwar police produced Amir Abbas Dev (19) and Hilal Amin (18) before Session Judge Kishtwar M L Manhas at his official residence last night and sought their 7-days police remand. The judge granted police seven day’s remand of the accsed. The duo were arrested by a joint team of NIA and Kishtwar police on Wednesday. In a related development, father of Amir, Ghulam Abbas Dev has slammed media reports highlighting his son’s religious activities. “I am proud of my son that he follows Islam vigorously, which is ultimate gift for him as well as for me on the judgments day.” He said there is no TV or even Radio at their home and his son always remained confined to home or nearby mosque, which is few hundred yards away from his home. Mohammad Rafi Butt father of Shariq Khawar Butt (15) is concerned about the health of his ailing mother Shafiqa Begum (75) due to continuous arrest of his son. “My mother, who is a bed ridden, is eagerly waiting for return of her grandson Shariq. He used to massage her arms and legs every night,” he said. Terming his son innocent, Butt said Shariq is being falsely implicated in the case. “The NIA and Kishwar Police have failed to solve the case and instead are implicating innocent youth on false charges. They are unnecessarily keeping our minor wards into custody,” said Shariq’s uncle. He demanded immediate release of Amir, Abid and other youth detained by the investigative agencies.


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