Liyaqat case: Court to consider NIA charge sheet

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New Delhi: A special court today said it would consider on July 10 the NIA charge sheet giving clean chit to Sayyed Liyaqat Shah, arrested two years ago by Special Cell of Delhi Police which claimed that he was a terrorist of banned outfit Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) and was planning attacks. 

The matter was heard by District Judge Amar Nath during in-camera proceedings and according to sources, the court posted the case for hearing on July 10. 

Sources said Liyaqat did not appear before the court today and his counsel sought exemption from personal appearance on behalf of his client which was allowed by the court. 

In its charge sheet, National Investigation Agency (NIA) has named absconder Sabir Khan Pathan as the main accused who had allegedly planted weapons on Liyaqat to project him as a terrorist. 

The agency, while absolving Liyaqat of terror charges in its charge sheet, had submitted its report to the Union Home Ministry seeking its permission to carry out probe against some Delhi Police officials for allegedly “conspiring” to target Liyaqat. 

Liyaqat was arrested by the Special Cell on March 20, 2013 when he was returning from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) to the Kashmir Valley via Nepal at Saunali border with his wife and children. 

He was then projected as a terrorist by the special cell which had alleged that he had come to carry out terror strikes in the national capital.

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