Azam Khan questions Delhi Police's claim on LeT operatives

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Rampur (UP), Jan 7: UP Minister Azam Khan on Tuesday discounted Delhi Police's claim that LeT operatives had contacted residents of Muzaffarnagar, saying this could have been done just to prove "true" Rahul Gandhi's claim in this regard.

"It is likely that all this has been done to prove Yuvraj's (Rahul) claims true.. or maybe it has really happened," Khan told reporters here.

"This had to happen. It was evident the day he (Rahul) said it. Rahul seemed to have received information about it before anyone else.

He even said that he had been informed about it.

"So, either he should divulge his sources or he should be asked how he came to know about it," the UP Minister said.

Delhi Police today said two suspected Lashkar-e-Toiba operatives had met two persons in Muzaffarnagar region, three months after Rahul Gandhi had stoked a controversy claiming that Pakistan's ISI had approached disgruntled victims of the communal riots.

The Minister also said he had received seven notices from the Supreme Court in connection with the Muzaffarnagar riots. "I may be sent to gallows or sentenced for life as I have received seven notices from the Supreme Court related to Muzaffarnagar riots," he said, on the charges against him in the wake of a sting operation in which his name had reportedly figured in connection with the riots.

Khan was addressing a gathering after handing over laptops to about 500 students in the campus of Mohammad Ali Jauhar University. He said, "forces committing atrocities have knocked on the doors of the courts.

Neither have I visited Muzaffarnagar, nor have I recommended to set anybody free, even then, numerous accusations have been slapped against me. "I am not worried. I will face the entire lot of accusations as I have full faith in the judiciary," he said.


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