October 2006 News

J&K police to quiz Al-Badr militant

30 October 2006
The Hindu
Shujaat Bukhari

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Monday said that it would seek the custody of top Al-Badr militant Mohammed Ali Hussain alias Qasim, arrested by the Karnataka Police at Mysore on Sunday. Qasim is said to have masterminded a series of grenade attacks in Kashmir Valley in the recent past. Inspector General of Police S.M. Sahai, told The Hindu that a police party would be soon sent to Karnataka to take him into custody. He said the militant was using many names such as Jehangir, Wasem, Afghan, Asif Khan, Zahre and Qasim and was carrying on his activities on the suburbs of Srinagar city and Harwan. As many as 12 cases had been registered in Srinagar district against him. Mr. Sahai said he would be brought to Srinagar as the cases were registered here and many links were likely to unfold, as he has been an accomplice of top militants.He also said that Qasim was involved in the killing of at least 13 civilians, including an Assistant Sub Inspector Abdur Rahim Sofi.


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