December 2001 News

Afzal to be taken to J&K to identify hide-outs

22 December 2001
The Hindu

New Delhi: The Jaish-e-Mohammad coordinator in Delhi, Mohammad Afzal, who was arrested for harbouring the five ''fidayeen'' who attacked Parliament on December 13, is to be taken to various parts of Jammu and Kashmir to identify the places used by those involved in the attack. Sources said that after securing a seven-day remand of Afzal, the Delhi police Special Cell would take him to Srinagar and other places for identification of the places he had mentioned during his interrogation. Afzal had claimed that around four terrorist training camps were being run at the behest of the Jaish-e-Mohammad supreme commander in India, Ghazi Baba, who had his hideouts in Pahalgam Hills. One such camp, he said, was being run near Pahalgam. Besides, police are also looking for others who aided the terrorists in carrying out the attack. They are also trying to nab Tariq who had introduced Afzal to Ghazi Baba. Tariq is said to be a key member of the outfit and the main link between Ghazi Baba and other operatives. Meanwhile, three other accused in the attack case have been sent to judicial custody and efforts are on to decipher the lap-top recovered from Afzal.


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