Will inquire into Gilani's 'detention': Shinde

Last Updated: Mon, Feb 11, 2013 14:20 hrs

New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde Monday said he will inquire into the alleged illegal detention here of journalist Iftikhar Gilani, son-in-law of Jamaat-e-Islami leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, following Azal Guru's execution.

Shinde said he knew Gilani personally and will find out what happened Saturday.

The minister said he was in Meghalaya Sunday and had not yet found out about Gilani's detention.

"I also know him. I will inquire and find out what happened," Shinde said.

Gilani had told IANS Monday that his children were still feeling scared two days after he was detained with his family by Delhi Police.

Gilani and his family were detained Saturday by the special cell of Delhi Police. Gilani's 16-year-old daughter is a student of Class 9, while his 14-year-old son is a student of Class 7.

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