Jammu/New Delhi: One person has been
detained by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in
connection with the Delhi High Court bombing last year.
The person identified as Mohammed Ayub had figured
during the interrogation of Wasim Akram, a medical student who
is being touted as the main accused in the case by the
probe agency, official sources said.
Ayub is alleged to have purchased a SIM card for a
known Hizbul Mujahideen commander - Jehangir -- one of the
terrorists whom the NIA was looking for in connection with the
It is not clear whether Ayub would be placed under arrest
and brought to the national capital or would be questioned in
Kishtwar itself and handed over to local police, the sources
Wasim`s uncle and cousin were also summoned to Delhi and
questioned after their numbers figured in the phone book of
At least 15 people were killed in the blast outside the
Delhi High Court on September seven last year.
Meanwhile, a massive search operation is underway in the
higher reaches of Kishtwar for Junaid Akram Malik, wanted in
connection with the case.
NIA has already announced a cash reward of Rs 10 lakh
each for information leading to the arrest of Junaid and his
two accomplices -- Shakir Hussain alias Chota Shakeel and Amir
Ali Khan alias Amir.
Junaid`s brother Wasim Akram is at present in judicial