Delhi blast: 2 held in Kishtwar for terror e-mail
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Last Updated: Wednesday, September 14, 2011, 21:40
Jammu: Two youths were arrested in Kishtwar town on Wednesday and booked for criminal conspiracy among other charges for their alleged role in sending the terror mail from Jammu and Kashmir claiming responsibility for the Delhi High Court blast.

In the first arrests in connection with the email a week after the blast that could give some definite leads, Shariq Ahmed and Abid Hussain were picked up by the National Investigation Agency (NIA), which is probing the attack, and Jammu and Kashmir Police. 13 people were killed in the briefcase bomb blast last Wednesday outside the High Court.

Official sources said that investigators decided to place the two residents of Kishtwar town under arrest after an early morning operation. The arrested youths are close kins of two surrendered militants Irshad Ahmed and Farooq Ahmed who were detained in the email case.

The duo were produced before the Principal District and Session N L Manhas in Kishtwar district who remanded them in seven-day Police custody.

"Out of the two, one has sent the email. it is now confirmed", an official attached with the probe said.

They have been booked under IPC Sections 120-B (criminal conspiracy), 153-A (Promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, etc., and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony) and 134-A (attack on government servant on duty).

The two, who were accused of sending the terror email about an hour after the blast, also faced charges of hacking of computer system) under section 66 of the Information Technology Act.

The cybercafe from where the email is alleged to have been sent has also been sealed.


First Published: Wednesday, September 14, 2011, 16:14

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