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Delhi: toll records of car carrying militants raises questions

delhi Updated: Oct 02, 2013 02:01 IST
Rajesh Ahuja
Rajesh Ahuja
Hindustan Times
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As per toll records, a car that carried arms and two alleged Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) militants from Jammu to Delhi on the evening of August 6, 2009 and crossed at least two toll plazas in Haryana had made two more entries in the same toll plazas on the same morning while going towards Jammu.

“As per the Delhi police chargesheet, two alleged HM militants Javed Ahmed Tantray and Ashiq Ali Bhatt left Jammu for Delhi on the morning of August 6 in a car bearing registration number HR – 36 C 3036, carrying two assault rifles and two hand grenades. As per the records of two toll plazas in Ambala and Karnal, their car crossed the tolls at 6.45 pm and 7.41 pm, respectively and reached Daryaganj in Delhi at around 11 pm. Interestingly, the same car has been recorded as crossing the tolls at 7.48 am and 8.42 am, respectively on the same morning. If Tantray and Bhatt had left Jammu on August 6, how come their car was present hundreds of kilometers away in Haryana?” asked lawyer MS Khan, Tantray’s lawyer.

The trial of Tantray and Bhatt has resulted in acquittal of both the accused last week.

Curiously, Delhi police claimed the two assault rifles were hidden below the rear seat of the car stolen from Panipat four months before the incident. But witnesses said there was no cavity below the rear seat to keep rifles due to the petrol tank of the car.