Ter­ror­ism con­demned

Hindustan Times ST (Jaipur) - - Front Page -

Strongly pitch­ing for “zero-tol­er­ance” to­wards ter­ror­ism, In­dia and Ja­pan agreed to strengthen co­op­er­a­tion against ter­ror groups like Al-Qaida and Pak­istan-based Jaish-e-Mo­hammed (JeM) and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).

Prime Min­is­ters Naren­dra Modi and Shinzo Abe asked Is­lam­abad to bring to book the per­pe­tra­tors of ter­ror strikes, in­clud­ing those in­volved in the Mum­bai (2008) and Pathankot (2016) at­tacks, a joint state­ment said. The two lead­ers also con­demned in the “strong­est terms” the grow­ing men­ace of ter­ror­ism and vi­o­lent ex­trem­ism, it said.


Ra­jasthan’s home min­is­ter, Gu­lab Chand Kataria, on Thurs­day de­fended the clean chit given by the state po­lice to the six peo­ple who had been named by Haryana dairy farmer Pehlu Khan be­fore he died of in­juries sus­tained in an at­tack by cow vig­i­lantes.

HT spoke to Om Ya­dav, one of the six peo­ple ‘ac­quit­ted’ by the CID-CB, shortly after he learned that his name would soon be struck off the FIR. “I got the good news this morn­ing,” he said. “My fam­ily, rel­a­tives and I suf­fered a lot for close to six months but truth pre­vailed.”

A day after HT re­ported that the CID-CB of Ra­jasthan po­lice had cleared six peo­ple named in Khan’s state­ment, Kataria backed the po­lice. “They must have con­cluded this on the ba­sis of ev­i­dence and wit­nesses. I will not say any­thing on their find­ings,” he said.

Head of CID-CB Pankaj Ku­mar Singh said the probe had found six peo­ple named in the FIR were not in­volved. “Khan named eight peo­ple; we found two of them were in­volved in the at­tack. The other six were not present there,” he claimed.

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