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Liyaqat to be set free if innocent: govt

The government on Tuesday promised to set free suspected Hizbul Mujahideen militant Liyaqat Shah if he is found to have come from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir to surrender in Jammu and Kashmir. HT reports.

delhi Updated: Apr 03, 2013 00:41 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times

The government on Tuesday promised to set free suspected Hizbul Mujahideen militant Liyaqat Shah if he is found to have come from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir to surrender in Jammu and Kashmir.

Home secretary RK Singh said the National Investigation Agency (NIA)— which was brought in to probe Shah’s controversial arrest by the Delhi Police— will investigate “where the truth lies”.

“And if he (Liyaqat) was coming to genuinely surrender, our attempt would be to release him to join his family as soon as possible,” Singh said on Tuesday.

First Published: Apr 02, 2013 23:41 IST