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Bilal Ahmad Kawa's family claims he was framed

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

Family members of Ahmad Kawa, who was arrested on charges of involvement in the 2000 Red Fort attack, today claimed he was innocent and had been framed.

"He was ill. His brother asked him to undergo a health check-up in He was not involved in anything... He has been framed," Fatima, Kawa's mother, told reporters at the Press Enclave here.

She said was not on the run and he made frequent business-related trips to

He booked tickets using his card, claimed.

"He would not have done it if he was a militant? Would the give an card to a militant?" she asked.

Protesting Kawa's arrest, the family and their neighbours demanded that he be released immediately.

The 37-year-old Kawa, suspected to be linked to the Lashkar-e-Taiba, was arrested from the International Airport on Wednesday evening.

He had been declared a proclaimed offender in the case.

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First Published: Fri, January 12 2018. 23:25 IST