NIA clean chit to man held by Delhi cops for 'terror'

NIA clean chit to man held by Delhi cops for 'terror'

In an embarrassment to Delhi Police, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has given a clean chit to Liaquat Shah who had been arrested and labelled as a terrorist two years ago.

The NIA, instead, named absconder Sabir Khan as the main accused who had allegedly planted weapons on Shah to project him as a militant of the banned Hizbul Mujahideen.

Ironically, according to charge sheet filed by  the NIA in a special court, the address of Khan alias ‘Pathan’ as mentioned in a lodge in old Delhi as well as for his SIM card was “Barrack NO. 2, Special Cell Niwas, BG 21, Lodhi Colony, New Delhi”.

The NIA, while absolving Shah of terror charges, has also submitted the report to Ministry of Home Affairs seeking permission for carrying out investigations against two Delhi Police officials for allegedly “conspiring” to target Shah.

Shah was arrested by the Special Cell of Delhi Police on March 20, 2013 while he was returning from Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir  and he was projected as a terrorist of Hizbul Mujahideen who had come to carry out strikes in Delhi.

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