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Terror email trail leads to HuJI suspect, teen

A suspected operative linked to Pakistan-based terror outfit Harkat-ul-Jehad al-Islami (HuJI) was detained in Kishtwar in Jammu along with another teenager in connection with the September 7 blast at the Delhi high court that killed 14 people. HT reports.

india Updated: Sep 16, 2011 01:45 IST
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A suspected operative linked to Pakistan-based terror outfit Harkat-ul-Jehad al-Islami (HuJI) was detained in Kishtwar in Jammu along with another teenager in connection with the September 7 blast at the Delhi high court that killed 14 people.

Amir Abbas Dev, 19, the suspected HuJI-linked operative, and Hilal Amin, 19, allegedly instructed two high school boys arrested on Wednesday to send an email claiming responsibility for the blast. Dev and Amin were detained after the students said they were instructed by the two to send the email, the police claimed. The email had also demanded repealing of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru’s death sentence or else high courts and the Supreme Court would be targeted.

SC Sinha, director general of the National Investigation Agency (NIA), however, denied media reports on the blast, saying they were speculative.

“The investigation of the case is delicately poised and any speculative news may cause irreparable damage to the investigation,” he said.

Dev cleared the class 12 board examinations recently and has joined a government degree college in Kishtwar.

His family members vehemently rejected the police claims of his involvement in the blast.

“My son is not that kind of boy. His movements are restricted to school, mosque and home. His involvement in the blast is impossible,” said Ghulam Abbas Dev.

National Investigation Agency (NIA) sleuths are now interrogating the four to get a clearer picture.

“Give us two more days to get to the bottom of the matter,” said a senior investigator.