The Intelligence Bureau (IB) has issued a fresh alert over the suspected ‘jihadist links’
of the youngest Nirbhaya rapist, who was released on December 20 last year after completing three years in a Special Home under the Juvenile Justice Act.
According to reports, the IB has advised the authorities in Uttar Pradesh to keep a close watch on the movements of the juvenile rapist, who is now a 21-year-old man.
Earlier, the intelligence agency had raised fears about his closeness to a Kashmiri inmate, who was involved in 2011 Delhi High Court Bombing, at the Special Home before his release.
The two shared a room for a year and it is suspected that the Kashmiri inmate prompted him to take up the cause of Kashmiris.
Hundreds of people, including Nirbhaya’s parents had staged a protest in the National Capital against the release of the juvenile convict. The youth’s radicalisation was also cited as one of the reasons to stop his release.
BJP leader Subramanian Swamy also approached the Delhi High Court. However, the plea was rejected by the court citing Section 15(1) of the Juvenile Justice Act, which allows a maximum stay of three years in a Special Home.