‘Delhi HC blast: Malik was influenced by Osama’

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 22:27

New Delhi: Wasim Akram Malik, the MBBS
student whom National Investigation Agency has dubbed as one
of the main orchestrators of Delhi High court bomb blast, was
allegedly influenced by dead al Qaeda Chief Osama Bin Laden
who gave up a lavish life-style for a life full of hardships
and austerity for a "Muslim cause".

According to a statement issued by the NIA, Malik came
close to terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) and his
Pakistani terrorist associates while he was studying in Jammu.

"Wasim always had strong feelings against the perceived
discrimination against the Muslims. He took to reading Jihadi
literature and books on problems of Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Wasim also read books and texts on internet on the al Qaeda
chief Osama Bin Laden (now killed) and Taliban`s spiritual
leader Omar Mullah Mohammad," NIA alleged.

The agency which filed its charge sheet in the blast case
today said Malik found Osama and Omar`s "immense contribution"
to be very impressive as they had "sacrificed their lavish
lifestyle for a Muslim cause" and spent the entire life full
of hardship and austerity.

The NIA said he also read a lot about Ayman al-Zawahiri,
an Egyptian doctor and current leader of al Qaeda.

"Being a doctor himself, Wasim identified with him and
`eulogized his contribution towards Jihad`", NIA alleged.

It claimed Malik believed in Jihad which if done with
dedication shall definitely bring about a change in the lives
of Kashmiri population.

According to the agency, Malik allegedly entered India in
June end, last year and did a reconnaissance of the Delhi High
Court area after which he chose gate number five as his target
as there was no parking area around it and IED attack could
cause maximum fatal causalities.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 22:27

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