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Don't have any connection with militant who changed name to Jahangir Saroori: Cong leader GM Saroori

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Senior Congress leader from Jammu and Kashmir GM Saroori who was summoned by the Investigating Agency (NIA) on Wednesday said that a militant had changed his name to Jahangir Saroori in Kishtwar and that he doesn't have any connection with the latter.

"I was summoned by NIA (Investigating Agency) on February 10. I don't know why I was summoned. In Kishtwar, there's a militant Jahangir Mohd Amin Bhat, he has changed his name to Jahangir Saroori. I don't have any connection with him," said Saroori at a press conference here.

"Jahangir is neither my relative nor a 'Saroori'. I haven't even seen him ever in my life. I am the leader of a secular party," he added.

Saroori was summoned by NIA on Monday in connection with the investigation in the Kishtwar cases.

He is the State vice president of Congress and a former minister. Saroori's brother was among those named for having Hizb-ul-Mujahideen links in Kishtwar district.

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First Published: Wed, February 12 2020. 11:47 IST