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J&K ex-governor denies terror link

india Updated: Nov 17, 2008 15:50 IST

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Describing charges of his links with Malegaon blast accused Swami Dayanand Pandey as "totally malicious and false", former Jammu and Kashmir governor Lt Gen (retd) S K Sinha on Monday said he was contemplating taking legal action against those making such accusations.

"This is totally malicious and false. And such careless things are being said on the eve of elections. So far as I am concerned, I do not know this man Pandey," Sinha told a news channel on Monday.

Fomer chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir Mufti Mohammad Sayeed had alleged that Pandey had links with Sinha and the matter should be investigated.

The former governor said he heard about Dayanand Pandey for the first time when his name appeared in newspapers about ten days ago.
"Some people have been saying that he had meals with me and that he stayed in Raj Bhawan. It is absolutely false," Sinha said.

The former army official said he was considering taking legal action against those making such allegations.

About the allegations, Sinha said, "It is as absurd as it would be for me to say that Mufti really used to go abroad repeatedly and he was contacting Osama-bin Laden. Such baseless and irresponsible things, leaves me surprised."