J and K Police in touch with Delhi counterparts over HM activist's arrest

Last Updated: Sat, Mar 23, 2013 13:20 hrs

The Government of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday said that state police officials were in touch with their counterparts in national capital Delhi over the arrest of 40-year-old Syed Liyaqat Shah, whom the latter has claimed is a suspected Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM) operative.

Minister of State for Home Sajjad Ahmed Kichloo told reporters here that Members of the State Assembly have raised the issue of Shah's arrest, and added that the matter has been taken up with Delhi Police.

Kichloo's comment was made a day after Delhi Police claimed that they had nabbed HM operative Shah as he was planning a terror strike in the national capital.

Jammu and Kashmir Police sources, however, countered the claim by saying that Shah was to surrender before them rather than being nabbed by the Delhi Police, as was projected by the latter.

A senior police officer of the Jammu and Kashmir Police force has reportedly been deputed to find out from Delhi Police the basis on which they were claiming that Shah was planning to carry out suicide attacks in the capital.

Kichloo said he had no information on whether Shah or his family had made an application under the state government's rehabilitation policy. (ANI)

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