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'Geelani may be questioned'

Hardline Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani may be questioned by the Delhi police in connection with the visa recommendation given to an alleged Lashkar-e-Taiba militant who was planning to bomb Delhi, home secretary RK Singh said.

delhi Updated: Mar 03, 2012 01:10 IST
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Hardline Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani may be questioned by the Delhi police in connection with the visa recommendation given to an alleged Lashkar-e-Taiba militant who was planning to bomb Delhi, home secretary RK Singh said.

Singh said Geelani would be questioned, if the probe requires.

A copy of the recommendation letter given by Geelani for getting a Pakistan visa was found in the papers seized from 24-year old Athesham Malik arrested by police.

Government sources indicated people from state were often encouraged to get a recommendation letter from Geelani for a Pakistani visa.

A lab technician, Malik has been accused of being associated with Lashkar in Sopore in and arrested in 2007.

A spokesperson for Geelani, Ayaz Akbar, said, "Generally, if any Kashmiri comes to Geelani sahab for recommendation, he gives his recommendation only because they being Kashmiri. But then how can he know why he wants to go there and what his motive is?"