02 December, 2020

Terror, Where Is Thy String?

Terror, Where Is Thy String?
The Akshardham case, earlier considered an open-and-shut affair, seems to be getting murkier—what with too many controversial nodes erupting, one after the other. Just as the Gujarat police reached Srinagar to interrogate Chand Khan, the main suspect in the infamous temple attack case, investigations of the Jammu and Kashmir police have provided another intriguing angle to the larger picture. Khan has reportedly told his interrogators that the conspiracy was hatched in the house of pdp leader Abdul Aziz Zargar. On Thursday, Zargar resigned as agriculture minister from the Mufti Mohammed Sayeed cabinet. His role was first highlighted by an English daily of Jammu and later picked up by a TV channel as its "exclusive" story. Both Zargar and the j&k police have denied the reports, with the former saying his ancestral home in north Kashmir was locked up and the militants could have broken in. The cops claim Khan did visit Zargar’s house, but the latter didn’t meet the militant and didn’t know him...


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