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Court to consider NIA’s report on Sayyed Liyaqat Shah in July


Sayyed Liyaqat ShahSayyed Liyaqat Shah

New Delhi: A court here on Thursday fixed July 10 for considering a chargesheet filed by the NIA giving clean chit to Sayyed Liyaqat Shah alias Liyaqat Bukhari who was arrested by Delhi Police for coming to India to put into force a conspiracy and execute attacks in the capital in March 2013.

According to court sources, Patiala House Courts District Judge Amar Nath, during an in-camera proceedings, deferred the hearing for July 10.

The National Investigation Agency on January 24 had dropped charges against Shah in a chargesheet filed against Sabir Khan Pathan, alleging that he was responsible for the placement of weapons and explosives in a guest house room near Jama Masjid here.

Delhi Police alleged that on the basis of his disclosure statement, the Special Cell raided the Haji Arafat Guest House and recovered arms, ammunition and explosives.

The NIA filed a chargesheet against Pathan under charges dealing with forgery and various section of the Arms Act and the Explosive Substances Act. Pathan is on the run.

Shah was arrested by the Delhi Police Special Cell on March 20, 2013 while he was returning from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) to the Kashmir Valley via Nepal. He was later released on bail.

Jammu and Kashmir Police had protested the arrest, saying Shah was returning home as per the state government’s policy of allowing people, who had ex-filtrated to PoK in the early 1990s, to come back.