Kashmiri youth detained in Bihar for ‘roaming suspiciously’

The main entrance of the Katihar railyway junction.

Patna: A Kashmiri youth was detained in Bihar’s Katihar on Thursday for “roaming suspiciously” in the city, an official said.

The youth has been identified as Nasir Waza, a resident of the Budgam district of central Kashmir. A senior police officer from Bihar informed that Waza was detained on the pretext of “suspicious activity detected through intelligence-based input”.

Waza was roaming around the Shahid Chowk area of Katihar city and his activities were deemed suspicious by local residents who informed the police. The Katihar police detained him and questioning is underway.

The police said that Waza, after his father’s death, who was a militant and killed in a military operation in Kashmir, went to Finland and stayed there till 2021. After that, he returned to Kashmir.

“The motive of Waza’s Katihar visit is not ascertained yet. As he has also visited foreign countries, the other security agencies will also question him. We are scanning the CCTV cameras of the city to find which other places he has visited. He confessed that he stayed in Katihar railway station for a few hours as well,” a police official, who did not want to be named, said.

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