SRINAGAR: The government of India has denied that the Intelligence Bureau (IB) had generated a report as per which Umar Khalid, one of the students who was shouting slogans at a pro-Afzal Guru event at JNU on February 9, was a supporter of Pakistan-based outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM).
The denial has come after several New Delhi-based news channels carried a report that Khalid, a communist by ideology, had been to Pakistan on several occasions and had received help from the JeM to organise protests in New Delhi.
“We have not issued any such alert. It is a figment of someone’s imagination. You can always attribute anything to the IB, since we don’t come out in the open to deny or confirm,” The Hindu quoted a top intelligence official as saying.
A senior Home Ministry official also told the newspaper that he was not privy to any such IB report.