Delhi HC blast: Kashmiri among 3 detained
Jammu: A day after a high-intensity explosion at the Delhi High Court killed 12 people and injured more than 75 others, security officials have traced Harkat-ul-Jehadi Islami (HuJI) e-mail claiming responsibility to a cyber café at Kishtwar in Jammu and Kashmir.
Investigators have detained three persons in this connection including the cafe owner.
Cyber cafe owner Mehmood Khawja was detained along with two others for questioning in connection with the Delhi blast, police officials said.
They are being interrogated in connection with the e-mail, they said.
One of the detained persons has been identified as Khalid.
Policemen in plainclothes have been deputed outside the cafe in Kishtwar town and are keeping a close watch on the movement of people.
DGP Kuldeep Khoda earlier said, "We are investigating the e-mail link from Kishtwar district in connection with the Delhi blast".
"We are probing whether there is any link or not with the e-mail from Kishtwar", he said, adding police are working on it.
Jammu and Kashmir Police had conducted raids after it became known that the e-mail, purportedly by Harkat-ul Jehadi Islami, had been sent from a cyber cafe in Kishtwar.
The National Investigation Agency zeroed in on Global Internet Cafe at Malik Market in Kishtwar as the place from where the e-mail was sent.
The e-mail was reportedly sent by the Bangladesh-based terror outfit from id: email@example.com.
NIA chief SC Sinha said, "HuJI is a lethal group... we take the mail very seriously.”
The e-mail states, "We owe the responsibility of today's blasts at High Court Delhi... our demand is that Afzal Guru's death sentence should be repealed immediately else we would target major high courts and the Supreme Court of India."
Mohammed Afzal Guru is on death row for his role in the attack on the Parliament in December 2001.