LUCKNOW: A case of sedition was on Thursday registered against five terrorists, including Pakistan-based Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin, based on leads from the interrogation of Hizbul terrorist Naseer Ahmad, who was held in Maharajganj, UP, recently.
Besides Salahuddin, the four other ultras booked were Naseer Ahmad, Salim, Mohammad Shafi and Rashid. They have been booked under Sections 18/20, 120B, 121, 121A of the IPC at Sonouli Kotwali police station in Maharajganj district.
According to Aseem Arun, IG, ATS, Naseer was brought to Lucknow for further interrogation.
“After initial quizzing, the terror suspect has given certain leads about a possible terror strike being planned in J&K,” said Aseem Arun. A team of Jammu and Kashmir police was on its way to Lucknow to question Naseer.
“The J&K cops may take Naseer along after his interrogation by UP ATS and other intelligence agencies,” said an ATS officer.
According to Pramod Kumar, SP Maharajganj, during interrogation, Naseer revealed that on the direction of the Hizbul chief he killed an informer of the Indian Army. He said Naseer was on his way to Jammu and Kashmir through UP to carry out terror activities there.
Naseer Ahmed alias Sadiq, 34, hailing from Banihal in Ramban district of J&K, was intercepted and arrested by Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) sleuths from Sonouli post in Maharajganj along the Nepal border on May 13.
He was carrying a Pakistani passport and an identity card showing that he was a resident of Lala Musa village in Gujarat district in Punjab province of Pakistan.