Delhi-J&K Police spar over Liyaqat’s arrest, Omar demands NIA probe

Suspected Hizbul Mujahideen militant Syed Liyaqat Shah has become one of the major issues for Delhi Police whom they had arrested alleging to plan of targeting national capital.

Controversy broke out when Jammu and Kashmir Police said that he was returning to the Valley for surrendering.

Meanwhile, Political action has activated and J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday asked Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde to order an indefinite inquiry by NIA into the case of Hizbul Mujahdeen terrorist for a “time bound speedy probe”, reports said.

Earlier, Delhi Police arrested Liaqat Shah on the Indo-Nepal border and recovered AK-47 rifles and ammunition from Hazi Arafat guest house near Jama Masjid in old Delhi and foiled a deadly ‘fidayeen attack’.

Delhi Police claimed Shah was the mastermind of a revenge attack for Afzal Guru’s hanging, while J&K said that he was an inactive militant living in PoK for the past 15 years and was on his way home to surrender, sources said.

Shah’s family at Lalpura, Kupwara in North Kashmir claimed that Liyaqat was returning to surrender from Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir as part of the rehabilitation policy of the Jammu and Kashmir government.

And for that they have already submitted an application in this regard in February 2011, also had informed the authorities about this.

Much doubts raised over arrest of Liyaqat as well as J&K Police also that if Liyaqat was going to surrender then why was he illegaly entering India-Nepal Border and why destroyed his passport in Kathmandu.


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