HuJI Email Trail: 2 teenagers booked in Kishtwar

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Jammu/New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Police have formally booked two teenagers for sending much publicized email, claiming responsibility of Delhi High Court blast, which left around 13 persons dead.
The police booked the two youth, Shariq Khawar Butt son of Muhammad Rafi Butt and Abid Hussain Bhawani son of Attaullah Bhawani for hatching a criminal conspiracy, indulging in unlawful activities and offences under Information Technology Act. The duo has been booked in the FIR lodged on the information provided by the NIA, sources said.
However, police officers refused to speak over the arrest and the breakthrough, if any, made in the case. Rumors were also rife that both the youth have been shifted to Delhi for further investigation but no one confirmed it officially.
The two were accused of sending the email about an hour after the briefcase blast outside the High Court last Wednesday that killed 13 persons.
As a major breakthrough in the probe eluded investigators a week after the attack, Union Home Secretary R K Singh said there were clues and some arrests made in connection with the blast but did not give any details.
“Some people have been arrested and they are being interrogated,” Singh told reporters in New Delhi when asked about the progress in cracking the case.
He said NIA has got some clues and there is progress.
“We have clues. There is progress also. But we do not want to disclose whatever progress we have made as it will hamper the investigation,” he said.
It is alleged that either Abid or Shariq had used the gmail account “[email protected]” account for sending the e-mail which claimed responsibility for the blast.
Official sources said they have been questioned and their role in the blast conspiracy is being probed vigorously.
Records of the computer used in a cyber cafe in Kishtwar are being analyzed to ascertain if the two had any links with the perpetrators of the crime.
The sources, however, said that neither of the two had any past criminal or militancy-related record.
The sources said there could be a possibility that they had sent the email at the behest of someone. The duo was maintaining total silence during questioning and the two would be subjected to a lie detector and other scientific tests, they said.
“We own responsibility of the blast at the High Court, Delhi. Our demand is that Afzal Guru’s death sentence should be repealed immediately as we would target major High Courts and the Supreme Court of India,” the mail had said.
The NIA had yesterday raised the reward money from Rs 5 lakh to Rs 10 lakh for anybody giving information about the perpetrators of the blast.

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