The National Investigation Agency (NIA) sleuths have learnt that the draft of email, that claimed responsibility for the Delhi high court blast, came from Dhaka-based MBBS student Wasim Akram Malik, who is in the custody of the investigators at present.
The explosion on September 7 had claimed 15 lives and left over 70 injured. A few hours after the blast, an email was received from an ID ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’ that demanded repealing of death sentence to the 2001 Parliament attack case convict Afzal Guru.
According to NIA sources, the email was sent by a juvenile from a Kishtwar cyber café. The email’s draft was given to him on September 5—two days before the blast—by another Kishtwar resident Amir Abbas Dev. Dev had paid around Rs 12,000 to the juvenile accused for sending the email.
Both Dev and the juvenile were arrested by the NIA in the matter and they have recorded their statement before a magistrate under Section 164 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC). A statement under Section 164 of the CrPC is admissible as evidence in the court.
The NIA investigators claim that Wasim Akram Malik had given the money and the draft to Amir Abbas Dev. The NIA sleuths are now trying to ascertain who was behind Wasim Akram Malik or if he had acted alone. Malik is also from Kishtwar but for the last four years he was studying medicine in Dhaka.
“Mailk was visiting home between August 27 and September 9. He was in Kishtwar between September 1 and 6. The rest of time he was in Jammu . On the day the blast took place, he was in Jammu . We are certain that the case will be cracked very soon,” said an official of the NIA.