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4 terror suspects with alleged links to JeM released due to lack of evidence

News Agencies | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:50 IST

Three days after interrogating ten terror suspects for their alleged links with terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), the Delhi police have released four of the suspects due to lack of evidence.

The Delhi Police have also approached the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), the Government of India's nodal agency that deals with cyber security threats, to help them in the investigation.

Of the four suspects who were released on 7 May, three are residents of east Delhi's Chand Bagh locality while the fourth hails from Ghaziabad's Loni area. They were let off from the force's anti-terrorism unit Special Cell's Lodhi Colony office around 4PM.

"We have arranged for a Delhi-based clinical psychologist and the four of them have been asked to visit him on a regular basis. The psychologist will provide us with a report on their progress every week," Special Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) Arvind Deep said.

He said that the four youth were angry, something that could be misused to induct them into terrorist activities.

The four were freed after investigators said they did not find adequate evidence to prove their involvement in the suspected Jaish-e-Mohammed ring, which was busted earlier this week.

13 persons were picked up by the Special Cell after a late night operation on 3 May. Of them, three -- Sajid, Sameer Ahmed, and Shakir Ansari -- have been arrested, four let off and six are still being questioned by the investigators.


First published: 8 May 2016, 11:03 IST