Monday, April 11, 2011


Srinagar, Apr 11 (Only Kashmir): Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today said some clues have been found in the killing of a prominent religious leader Moulvi Showkat Ahmad Shah in a bomb blast outside a mosque here.
"It will be premature to comment on the issue but we have received some tips about which way investigation should be taken," he said.
The chief minister was talking to reporters during a visit to Asia''s largest Tulip Garden on the banks of Dal Lake.
The Jamiat-e-Ahlihadith chief and close associate of JKLF chairman Yasin Malik was killed when a bomb planted on a bicycle was
triggered outside a mosque in Srinagar''s Maisuma locality minutes before Friday prayers last week.
Omar described as a "big statement" JAH''s stand delinking itself from shutdowns in the wake of the killing.
"JAH''s recent statement where it has delinked itself from strikes and demanded action against the people involved in Shah''s killing is a big (positive) statement. We too want that guilty should be brought to book," he said.
Meanwhile, the Centre feels that the murder was carried out following directives from across the border and it was an attempt to silence moderate voices in the state.
Government sources said in Delhi that the killing of 55-year-old cleric was a major set back to the efforts in restoring normalcy in the state as he was a vocal opponent of violence and had termed last year''s stone-pelting protests as un-Islamic.


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