Wednesday, 3 April 2013

NIA to probe alleged Hizbul operative Liaquat Shah arrest

Giving in to Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah's demand, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Monday asked the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to probe the Delhi Police 's claim that the recently arrested Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Liaqat Ali Shah was part of a 26/11-type terror plot in the national capital.

The Delhi Police and the Jammu and Kashmir Police have been at the loggerheads over the issue. While the Delhi Police had claimed that Shah was linked to the alleged suicide attack plot in the city, the Jammu and Kashmir Police claimed that the alleged terrorist was on his way to the state to surrender.

Backing the state police, Abdullah had demanded a time-bound NIA probe into the matter.

Earlier in the day, Union Home Secretary R.K. Singh summoned Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar and special commissioner of its special cell S.N. Srivastava over the issue.

Headlines Today had earlier reported that the Delhi Police's claim on Shah's arrest might be false. While the Delhi Police had on Friday claimed that Shah was nabbed from Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh on March 20 following a tip-off from the Multi-Agency Centre (MAC), sources in intelligence agencies and Union Home Ministry had revealed that no such report was sent to the local police recently.

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