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Need to probe Al-Qaeda CD issue: Union home minister

The Centre emphasises a need to inquire into the matter relating to a CD allegedly circulated in Srinagar by Al- Qaeda.

india Updated: Jun 13, 2007 18:33 IST

The Centre on Wednesday said there was a need to inquire into the matter relating to a CD allegedly circulated in Srinagar by Al- Qaeda, since it has security implications in Jammu and Kashmir.

"There is a need to look into it and inquire about it that what it is all about. We will ask the state government about it (at tomorrow's security review meeting) and if there is need for more inquiry or some action, it would be taken," Union Home Secretary Madhukar Gupta told reporters in Srinagar when asked about the CD.

He said whenever anything of this nature, which has anything to do with any possible security implications, was reported by the media, "I cannot say I have not seen it".

Gupta arrived in Srinagar to attend high level meetings to discuss the recommendations of the four working groups set up by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to deal with Kashmir issue. The working groups had submitted the recommendations to the Third Roundtable Conference on April 24.

"It has been decided that we should now try to see how we can work to carry that process further in the context of the recommendations of the working group," he said after chairing the first session of the series of meetings.

Top officers from civil administration, police, army and other security agencies were present in the meeting.

Gupta said he was accompanied by officials from other central ministries to have a better understanding of the situation in Jammu and Kashmir.

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