New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) court may take cognizance on NIA chargesheet in Liyaqat Shah case on April 6 after he couldn’t appear in court on Friday.
The NIA had, last week, absolved Shah, alleged to be a Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist, of all terror charges levelled against him by Delhi Police Special Cell.
The NIA had instead filed a charge sheet against Delhi Police’s suspected ‘source’ Sabir Khan Pathan in the case.
Shah was allegedly arrested by the Delhi Police on March 20, 2013 from near Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh after he crossed over to India from Nepal.
His arrest sparked a controversy after the Delhi Police and the Jammu and Kashmir Police came out with conflicting versions of his intent.
The Home Ministry had on March 28, 2013 issued a notification facilitating the NIA to take over the case after his arrest had generated conflicting versions from Delhi and J&K Police.
Shah had said that he had come to surrender under the Jammu and Kashmir government’s rehabilitation policy. Delhi Police, which arrested him soon after he had crossed the border with his family, alleged that Shah was involved in the conspiracy to carry out terror attacks in the national capital ahead of Holi.
With agency inputs