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NIA says no Kashmiri Madrasa student detained

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has not picked up any Kashmiri student from any seminary in the country, NIA inspector general of police Alok Mittal told .

“We have not questioned any Kashmiri so the question of arrest does not arise,” Mittal said.

He said none of the 10 students of a religious seminary questioned by the agency was a Kashmiri.

Mittal’s statement comes a day after media reports said seven students from Jamia Arabia Madrasa in Banda district of Bundelkhand region were questioned by the NIA.

A report, quoting Madrasa coordinator Habib Ahmad, said two NIA officials had interrogated seven Kashmiri students on Wednesday.

“The coordinator said that in all nine persons were grilled by the NIA officials and that they wanted specific information about a former Kashmiri student of the Madrasa, Tauseef Ahmed, who had also studied Arabic from the same institution,” the report said.

An NIA official said on the condition of anonymity that the seven students came under suspicion after sleuths found their mention in Tauseef’s diary.

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