Kashmiri held in UP on suspicion of being a ‘terrorist’

Srinagar: A resident of Kashmir has been arrested by the Uttar Pradesh Police in Mathura on suspicion of being a ‘terrorist’.

Investigation has revealed that the person in question, Bilal Ahmed Rani, is a bonafide resident of the state and lives in Anantnag district.

However the cops are saying that no terror link has been established yet.

“As of now no terror link has been established,” said the Inspector General of Police (IG) Anti-Terror Squad (ATS) Aseem Arun.

Bilal Ahmad Rani, was detained on Sunday after he was caught travelling without a ticket on board the New Delhi-Bhopal Shatabdi Express.

Rani was behaving suspiciously and had to be taken for interrogation, Arun said. During which it was established that Rani was “a bonafide resident of Anantnag where his family runs a medical store”.

The details of two other Kashmiris living with Rani in a Delhi hotel were also confirmed. They are also residents of Jammu and Kashmir. But they might face some more questioning, an officer said.

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