Delhi police officers framed Kashmir resident says NIA

The government has taken strong exception to investigative agency NIA report that spoke about the alleged involvement of five officials including one deputy commissioner of police, in fabricating charges against Kashmir resident Liyaqat Shah in 2013 when he was returning with his family from Nepal. Sources at the home ministry said the government has noted the findings of the NIA and it may take action against the delinquent officers who were responsible for framing the fabricated terror charges against Shah. The NIA filed a chargesheet and gave a clean chit to Shah and accused Sabir Khan Pathan an informer and follower of the Delhi Police Special Cell, charging him with planting weapons at the Haji Arafat guest house in Old Delhi. After Shah's arrest in March 2013, Delhi police claimed that he belonged to Hizbul Mujahideen who were in the capital to carry out terror strikes. The arrest evoked angry reactions from the then chief minister of Jammu & Kashmir, Omar Abdullah, who demanded an investigation by the NIA.