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Jaish denies link to Pearl’s abduction

MUZAFFARAD- Jaish-e-Mohammad militant outfit on Wednesday denied any link to the kidnapping of US reporter Daniel Pearl. “We have no link with the kidnapping of the US reporter or with the people allegedly arrested by the police in this connection,” Jaish spokesman Rana Farooq Tahir told this to a news source. Pakistani investigators on Wednesday named Islamic extremist Sheikh Omar as a chief suspect in Pearl’s abduction and said he was a leader of Jaish-e-Muhammad. The Wall Street Journal correspondent disappeared a fortnight ago in Karachi after heading off to meet a militant leader. But Tahir denied Omar was connected to the group, and said they did not believe in “inhuman” activities such as kidnapping. “We don’t have any activities in Pakistan. We are confined to occupied Kashmir where we are engaged in a legitimate struggle to overthrow illegal Indian rule,” he said and added “We target military personnel and installations.”

Source: The News
Date:2/7/2002