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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.

"Yes, I have submitted my resignation to the chief minister," Zargar told on phone.

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.

The minister has been under pressure even sincean arrested Lashkar-e-Tayiba militant reportedly revealed to the police that the conspiracy to attack the temple was hatched in the minister's house.

"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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This should not be allowed to become another typical drama played by politicians; resign the Ministership and all is forgotten. The investigation authorities should really ...

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It is really very shameful for the nation to have elected such leaders, who are favouring such anti national activities may be for monetry gains ...


Sub: i never belived the mufti govt

its possible. since the mufti govt has taken power there seems to be a un holy calm on some fronts. he talking peace, speaking to ...

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Hope and pray that this allegation is unfounded. But, it raises the question- in case of '90 Bombay blasts,attacks on Hindus in Kashmir, attacks on ...

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