Engineer who owned Jamia Nagar house suspended

September 21st, 2008 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS  

Ghaziabad, Sep 21 (IANS) An engineer who owned the south Delhi house where Friday’s shootout between the police and suspected terrorists took place has been suspended - but on charges unrelated to the crime.Mohsin Nisar, who owns the fourth floor of the L 18 flat in Jamia Nagar, is an executive engineer with Public Works Department (PWD) of the Uttar Pradesh government. He was posted here.

Official sources in the PWD said he was suspended in the wake of the lapses allegedly found in some construction work he had supervised.

However, sources in Uttar Pradesh capital Lucknow said the government suspended the engineer on the day it was known that terrorists were hiding in his Delhi house.

Nisar had said he had no idea to whom his house had been rented out by his steno, Abdur Rehman.

“I had no idea about who was residing in my house. I had never met them,” the engineer had said.

Nisar presently lives in the district magistrate’s compound in the Raj Nagar area of Ghaziabad. His Jamia Nagar house has been sealed after the Friday shootout.

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