– TARIK AHMAD DAR
* Tarik Ahmad Dar was born in 1973 and was a resident of Solina in Srinagar, India. After obtaining a Master’s degree in chemistry from Kashmir University, Tarik Ahmad Dar found a well paid job as a sales representative for the international pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson.
Within a few years, Tarik Ahmad Dar had a three-storey house built, where he lived with his extended family. He acquired all the emblems of a successful middle-class existence: a car, a house, a wife, and enough money for a Hajj pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia. It is probably in Saudi Arabia when Tarik Ahmad Dar was recruited to the Pakistani Lashkar-e-Toiba.
Tarik Ahmad Dar also wrote for a magazine in Indian-administered Kashmir, which discontinued publication in 2003.
In 04/2005, Tarik Ahmad Dar was detained by the Jammu and Kashmir Police on charges of having acted as a courier for funds sent from Saudi Arabia to terrorist groups in Jammu and Kashmir. However, he was released on bail soon after.
After 4 days of very close tracking Tarik Ahmad Dar was arrested, on 11/10/2005, at Pampore in South Kashmir, by the Indian central security agency and handed over to Delhi police as the prime suspect in coordinating the Delhi Diwali Bombings. He was traced through a number of cell phone calls, prior to the Delhi Diwali Bombings, with some of the main suspects, who were already identified by the Indian police. Police also revealed that his bank account had been credited with 500,000 rupees, or $11,000, from an unknown source abroad a few days after the bombings.
The information provided from Tarik Ahmad Dar’s investigation led to the police raid in the north Kashmir village of Khour, 32 km from Srinagar, on 01/16/2006, and the killing, after a shootout, of Abu Huzaifa alias Abdullah Bhai, a senior Lashkar-e-Toiba operative in India.
Tarik Ahmad Dar was put on trial, on 01/18/2008, along with other Diwali Suspects and accused of coordinating and financing the Delhi Diwali Bombings. He pleaded not guilty. Today (07/2008) Tarik Ahmad Dar was not sentenced yet for his role in the Delhi Diwali Bombings case.
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