India has no information on Osama''s presence in Kashmir
24 December 2001
The Hindustan Times
New Delhi: India on Monday said it has no information about a television channel report that international terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden has fled to Kashmir. ''As far as I am aware, he (bin Laden) is not there,'' an External Affairs Ministry spokesperson told reporters. Italian television network ''RaiTre'' has quoted an informer saying bin Laden escaped to Kashmir with the aid of Pakistan''s secret services. The unidentified informer, who appeared on the public television in Rome on Friday, his back to the camera, said bin Laden had left his secret base in the Tora Bora mountain area in eastern Afghanistan on December 12.