Cellphones with vital leads found, claims NIA

Published: 20 October, 2011 07:10 IST | MiD DAY Correspondent |

Also, documents from the Jammu residence of Wasim Ahmed Malik, an arrested medical student

Also, documents from the Jammu residence of Wasim Ahmed Malik, an arrested medical student

In some new revelations in connection with the Delhi High Court blast case, National Investigating Agency (NIA) has claimed to have recovered some mobile phones that could give them vital leads. Sources said the NIA recovered three mobile phones and some documents related to exchange of money, even as indications have surfaced about the involvement of the militant outfit, Jaish-e-Mohammad, in the terror attack.

An NIA team reportedly went to Jammu along with the apprehended conspirator, Wasim Ahmed Malik, a medical student who was arrested from Bangladesh, and carried out a search operation at his Jammu residence and recovered his mobile phones from there. Later, they flew to Kishtwar in a helicopter and recovered another mobile phone, besides some documents from Malik's residence, who, along with his brother Junaid Akram Malik, are emerging as prime suspects in the case, said sources.

More leads
Wasim is alleged to have named two people who purportedly planted the bomb outside the court on September 7 that left 15 people dead and over 80 injured. The NIA team, headed by an Additional Superintendent of Police, has been camping in the city and has brought in close-circuit television (CCTV) footage of Jammu and Kashmir Bank's ATM, from where Wasim had withdrawn cash a day before and after the blast, said sources.

Investigators suspect he might have been accompanied by two bombers while withdrawing cash. The two people named by Wasim are said to have links with Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed.

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