The mother of Bilal Ahmad Kawa, who was arrested from Delhi airport in connection with the 2000 Red Fort attack case on January 11, has alleged that her son was being framed in a fake case.
She, along with other family members, blamed the media for projecting an “innocent” man as a terrorist.
According to Bilal’s mother, he was not absconding and came to Delhi for a health check-up. He also owns a house in Delhi.
“My son went to New Delhi for a check-up as he has a health problem. His brother who lives in Delhi told him to come and he was detained at the airport,’’ said Ahmad’s mother Fatima Begum.
"He would not have done it if he was a militant? Would the government give an Aadhaar card to a militant?" she asked.
Family members and other relatives of Bilal were protesting in Srinagar’s Press Colony demanding his immediate release.
A cousin of Bilal said all his documents including Aadhaar card were issued by the government against his own name. His house was located near a CRPF camp and he could have been arrested from there anytime.
He also said, “They are forcing people of Kashmir to pick up gun, like they forced PhD scholar Mannan Wani and Burhan Wani.”
37-year-old Bilal was arrested by Gujarat Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) on Wednesday. He is suspected of having links with the Lashkar-e-Taiba and was wanted in connection with the 2000 Red Fort attack case.