Eighteen years after a TADA (Terrorist and Disruptive Activities Prevention Act, the erstwhile anti-terror law) case was slapped against a suspected Kashmiri militant, the CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) has sought closure of the case.
The agency has told a Delhi court it has failed to get a confession on the charges levelled against the suspected militant — of receiving money from Pakistan-based Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin.
Mohd Ahsan Dar, along with Salahuddin, were wanted in the case for allegedly abetting terror activities in the country.
Dar was accused of receiving $10,000 (around Rs 4.6 lakh) and a letter from Salahuddin
in the FIR lodged on April 20, 1991.
Dar, 53, who hails from Baramullah, had been absconding for many years. He was finally arrested by Jammu and Kashmir police this January 14 and later quizzed by the CBI after being taken into three-day custody in June.
“He (Dar) did not admit the charges. He stated that he was not having good relations with Salahuddin and that he was removed from the post of divisional commander by him and as such sending of $10,000 and a letter by him were not true,” the CBI told the court.
CBI had got Dar declared a proclaimed offender from a court that tried his co-accused on December 19, 1993.
The agency now says he was not chargesheeted as no incriminating materials could be found.
The CBI’s closure report, filed in a special TADA court, will come up for consideration on October 14.