In a major revelation made by two victims of Muzaffarnagar riots it has come out that Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) men tried to recruit the riot victims in the Muzaffarnagar refugee camps. According to media reports a group of men living in the relief camps meant for riot-hit people have told investigators that two imams had approached them to join Lashkar-e-Taiba (LET) module.
Those who reported this incident also recorded their statements. They are said to be the residents of relief camps in Muzaffarnagar and Shamli. Its been believed that they have told investigators that the two imams from Mewat namely Hafeez Rashidi and Shahid- allegedly made numerous visits along with a senior LeT operative, currently on the run, according to the reports.
It has been reported that the two men identified as Zameer and Liyaqat, told the police that they were contacted by the LeT members but they refused to join them. They deposed on Monday before a magistrate, which makes their statements admissible as evidence in court.
The story took a new turn when SN Srivastava from the Delhi Special Cell in a press confrence, said, "I want to clarify that Liyaqat and Zameer are not Muzaffarnagar riot victims. They live in the area but are not riot victims”.
Earlier in the month of October the Congress President Rahul Gandhi in a speech in Indore claimed that he had been informed by an Intelligence Bureau officer that there had been reports that Pakistan's ISI was trying to recruit disgruntled youths of Muzaffarnagar refugee camps in the name of sympathy.
But this statement of Rahul Gandhi was condemend by some Muslim groups and also by the BJP, saying that Rahul is trying to politicize the matter and making the situation more worse for the riot victims.
However Uttar Pradesh police sources say they had no inputs from the Delhi Police and have "no specific or generic intelligence about the presence of Lashkar operatives in and around Muzaffarnagar."