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Suspected Hizbul militant seeks bail


New Delhi : Suspected Hizbul Mujahideen militant Sayyed Liyaqat Shah, arrested for allegedly conspiring to carry out terror attacks in the national capital, Monday moved a Delhi court seeking bail.

Shah, moving his bail application before Special National Investigation Agency (NIA) Judge I.S. Mehta, claimed that no concrete evidence had been found against him during the probe, said informed sources.

The court, during an in-chamber hearing, posted the matter for May 15, the sources said.

Shah was produced before the court after expiry of his judicial custody which was further extended till May 18.

In his bail application, Shah said he should be granted bail as he is in custody since March 20 and no concrete evidence has been found against him by the probe agencies as yet.

On May 1, Shah was sent to judicial custody after NIA had said that he was not required for further custodial interrogation.

There are conflicting claims over Shah, 45, a resident of Dardpora village in Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

Delhi Police booked Shah for waging war against the country claiming he was planning to carry out terror attacks in the national capital to avenge the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, while the Jammu and Kashmir Police said he was returning to take advantage of the state’s militant rehabilitation policy.

The home ministry March 28 asked the NIA to probe the case