3 suspects of Delhi HC blast hiding in J&K
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Last Updated: Monday, January 30, 2012, 20:49
New Delhi: Security forces have zeroed in snow-covered seven villages in the higher reaches of Kishtwar district in Jammu and Kashmir where three suspects in the Delhi High Court blast case are believed to be hiding.

Official sources said the security agencies have definite information that Amir Ali Kamal alias Akram, Junaid Akram Malik alias Juni alias Umair and Shakir Hussain Sheikh alias Chota Hafiz alias Adil, who were allegedly played a crucial role in the conspiracy behind the Delhi High Court blast on September 7, were hiding in the mountainous belt.

"Because of the heavy snow fall in the area, the operations against the three suspects have been hampered. But we are pretty sure that the three have not been able to move out due to our strict vigil and inclement weather," a source said.

The National Investigation Agency, which is probing the case, had already announced a Rs 10 lakh reward to anyone giving information about them.

The three militants are suspected to be associated with Hizbul Mujahideen and Harkat-ul-Jihad al-Islami.

Amir (25), a resident of Kichloo Mohlla, has been active since 2008 and is currently operating in Kishtwar-Doda belt.

He is also alleged to have been involved in several terrorist activities in the Chinab Valley belt, sources said.

Shakir, 25, who belongs to Palmar area in Kishtwar district, is his deputy and is active in the mountainous belt since 2005.

The third, 19-year-old Junaid, belongs to Dugga area of the district and was allegedly lured to militancy by Amir Ali in 2010.

His brother Waseem, a medical student studying in a college in Bangladesh, is currently in Tihar jail in connection with the case.


First Published: Monday, January 30, 2012, 20:49

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