Victim of false information, Sadiya is not a suicide bomber, may be released

New Delhi: Sadiya Anwar Shaikh the Pune-based woman may become a latest victim of false information, she was alleged to be a suicide bomber and was detained by Jammu and Kashmir Police last week from South Kashmir may be set free.

After detaining and questioning Sadiya, the police said it doesn’t have any evidence to suggest that she was planning a suicide attack. The police in Jammu and Kashmir may have received false intelligence inputs about a purported suicide attack by a young woman from Pune on Republic Day in Kashmir.

According to an NDTV report, Munir Ahmad Khan, Additional Director General of Police said that “There is no such evidence that she was planning a suicide attack.”

Last week Central intelligence agencies had sounded to the state police that a woman from Pune, identified as Sadiya Anwar Shaikh, had shifted herself to Kashmir Valley and was in regular touch with ISIS operatives, officials said.

A high alert was sounded in the valley two days ahead of Republic Day and a message was circulated that “there is a strong input” that an 18-year-old non-Kashmiri woman might “cause a suicide bomb explosion” near or inside the Republic Day parade in Kashmir.

She was planning to travel to Syria, the ATS had then claimed. The woman, a Class XI student at a Pune college, was subsequently sent for a de-radicalisation programme by the ATS.

Siasat Web Team