The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday claimed to have arrested the key conspirator of September’s blast at the Delhi High Court.
The NIA arrested Wasim, an Indian medical student based in Bangladesh.
Sources told Headlines Today that Wasim is studying medicine in Bangladesh. He and four others allegedly hatched the plot in Bangladesh and took the help of his local contacts in Kishtwar, Jammu and Kashmir to carry out the attack.
The NIA is working on the theory that Wasim was lured by the Harkat-ul-Jehadi Islami in Bangladesh and his network in Jammu and Kashmir was used to send the e-mail claiming responsibility for the blast.
NIA officials claimed that with Wasim’s arrest, they are on track to unearthing the conspiracy behind the blast and the plotters.
Wasim’s arrest is the third in the Delhi High Court blast case. The NIA had earlier arrested Aamir Abbas and Abid Hussain, both residents of Kishtwar. Abid was arrested for sending the terror e-mail after the blast.
The NIA was able to reach Wasim following the interrogation of Abbas.
The September 13 bomb blast outside gate no 5 of the Delhi High Court left 15 people dead and over 70 injured.