Kishtwar: The revelations made by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) that the plot related to Delhi High Court blast was hatched at Kishtwar in J&K has not only surprised security agencies but has posed several questions about their system of working as well.

According to the NIA team, Dr Wasim Akram, arrested in connection with the Delhi HC blast that took place on September 7, has confirmed that several meetings were held in his house at Dunga in Kishtwar district.

The terrorists present in the meetings included special ISI representative and former Bangladesh Major Yasir Ahmad, active ultras in Madhwa area in Kishtwar Aamir Kamaal alias Akram and Shakir Husain alias Chhota Hafiz, Wasim’s younger brother Junaid Malik and two others from Bangladesh, he reportedly told the NIA.
   
While the meetings for planning the bomb blast were held in Kishtwar, the explosives were also brought from here itself. However, the security and secret agencies having no clue of the meetings is a matter of great concern.

Though there are several police and Army checkpoints on all roads from Madhwa to Kishtwar, the secret agencies, who even possessed photographs of the suspects, failed to recognize the terrorists. Surprisingly, the e-mail received by the police after the blast was also sent from here.

Recently, the police brought Dr Wasim to Kishtwar and identified the places where the plot was hatched. ASP Kulbir Singh said, “If the NIA is claiming that the terrorists came to Kishtwar, the fact cannot be ruled out.”

JPN/Bureau