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Delhi Police to quiz Hurriyat chief Syed Ali Shah Geelani over LeT links

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Mar 02, 2012 at 09:27am IST

New Delhi: Delhi Police will question Hurriyat Chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani over alleged links with Lashkar-e-Toiba. Reports say Geelani had given a reference letter to LeT militant Athesham Malik to obtain a Pakistani visa.

This is a part of Athesham Malik's disclosure, who is one of the three alleged terrorists arrested by the Delhi Police on Wednesday.

Official sources said a copy of the recommendation letter given by Geelani was found in the papers seized from 24-year-old Malik.

The sources said recoveries made from Athesham, who had undergone a training in Pakistan in December, 2011, were material for fabrication of IED, including wires, flash powder used in crackers and sulphuric acid.

A laboratory technician, Malik was earlier associated with Lashkar in Sopore in Jammu and Kashmir and was arrested in 2007 along with two others.

When contacted, spokesperson for Geelani, Ayaz Akbar, said "we don't know about this case. But generally, if any Kashmiri comes to Geelani sahab for recommendation, he gives his recommendation only because they being Kashmiri. But then how can he know why he wants to go there and what his motive is"?

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