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J&K minister linked to Akshardham resigns
Mukhtar Ahmad in Srinagar | September 11, 2003 17:55 IST
Last Updated: September 11, 2003 21:44 IST
Jammu and Kashmir Agriculture Minister Abdul Aziz Zargar, facing accusations of having played a role in the conspiracy to attack the Akshardham temple in Gandhinagar, resigned on Thursday evening.
Earlier in the day, Zargar had denied the allegations that he had anything to do with the terrorists who had attacked the temple on September 24, 2002.
"I decided to submit my resignation to the chief minister as a campaign has been launched against me. I don't know of any conspiracy and the charges are baseless," Zargar said.
Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed has not yet accepted Zargar's resignation.
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