SIT to probe Hafiz Saeed, GN Fai's activities: J&K police
Jammu and Kashmir police has constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to investigate alleged anti-national activities of Hafiz Saeed,-founder of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) -and US-based Kashmiri activist Ghulam Nabi Fai, in the state, which could lead to possible issuance of Red Corner notices against them. HT reports.india Updated: Apr 07, 2012 19:55 IST
Jammu and Kashmir police has constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to investigate alleged anti-national activities of Hafiz Saeed,-founder of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) -and US-based Kashmiri activist Ghulam Nabi Fai, in the state, which could lead to possible issuance of Red Corner notices against them.
The announcement assumes importance as it was made just a day before the visit of Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari, who is schedule to hold meeting with PM Manmohan Singh.
US has announced bounty of $10 million dollor bounty on Hafiz Saeed, blamed for 2008 Mumbai attack, though Pak had said it can’t take action against him in the absence of concrete proof.
Fai was sentenced to two-year imprisionment by US court, who had confessed of being a ISI agent.
“We are constituting SIT under SP Budgam, to carry forward cases of those including Fai who figured in various anti-national crimes -- anti-national cases or activities connected with J&K, “ said DGP Kuldeep Khoda at a press conference on Saturday.
According to media reports, district magistrate Budgam had issued warrant under Public Saftey Act (PSA) against Fai on 4 Aug 1980 but it couldn’t be executed as he fled the State never to return back.
“All the pending cases against Fai and Pak-based terror mastermind Hafiz Saeed in Jammu and Kashmir would be carried forward and investigated to bring them to the logical conclusion,” said DGP Khoda.
According to media reports, Zardari had said that he doesn't expect issue of Hafiz Saeed to be focus of his meeting with Manmohan Singh.
"The investigation will include issuance of red corner notices and other steps which are required to be taken in this regard", Khoda said.
"We have to sum up these operatives who are connected in the situation in J&K. We have to carry forward cases of these people", he said, adding "these people have figured prominently over the years in the cases whether it is Hafiz Saeed, Syed Sallauddin and Ghulam Nabi Fai and others".
The DGP said that department has also found that there are certain activities of theirs in the past which require to be further probed into -- including Fai's.
With the announcement of bounty on Hafiz Saeed, US believes that fear of arrest will compelt him to shut down his future plans.