Two officers of Delhi Police's elite Special Cell including DCP Sanjeev Yadav were questioned by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in connection with the arrest of Liaqat Shah and presenting him as a Hizbul Mujahideen militant.
Suspected Hizbul militant Liaqat Shah was today remanded to five days in NIA custody by a court in New Delhi in connection with a case registered against him by the Delhi Police for allegedly conspiring to carry out terror attacks in the national capital.
Suspected Hizbul Mujahideen militant Liyaqat Shah, who was arrested by the Delhi Police, will be released if he is found to have come from PoK with the genuine intention to surrender, Union Home Secretary R K Singh said today.
Sources in the ministry said the bureaucrats were still debating the terms of references for transferring the case from Delhi Police to NIA.
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) is likely to seek the custody of suspected Hizbul Mujahideen militant Sayyed Liyaqat Shah today.
Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today questioned its "pick and choose" policy over Afzal Guru hanging and revoking of AFSPA while decrying the arrest of suspected Hizbul militant Liaqat Shah.
Controversy on the Delhi Police’s Holi terror story continues to mount, undermining the credibility of India’s counter-terrorism efforts. This makes it imperative that the authorities answer five key questions.
Constitutional propriety demands that special courts that take up the cases of innocent people arrested on false charges in terror cases should be blind to the religious background of the falsely accused.
The Liaqat Shah arrest drama exposes not just a lack of professionalism in dealing with allegations of an imminent terrorist attack. More worryingly, it strains the credibility of any compelling evidence that may be proffered in fighting terror.
Unless a credible explanation surfaces, the arrest could explode into a scandal which could undermine the credibility of the Delhi Police’s already-controversial counter-terrorism operations.