Pak dossier admits to LeT hand in Mumbai attacks

Substantial evidence available to nail the ultras, says Pak govt

The Pakistan admission is contained in the 36-page dossier it handed over to India in Egypt on the sidelines of the NAM summit three days ago. The document terms Lashkar operations chief Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi as the “mastermind” and admits the nationality of Ajmal Amir Kasab, the only terrorist to be captured alive, besides nine others who were killed.

Details of accused

The dossier gives details of several of the accused, including Zarar Shah, who has been identified as the person in-charge of the communications and others. It refers to the LeT as a “defunct organisation” with no links to other outfits in Pakistan. It also names some others as suspects. All the accused have been named as proclaimed offenders.

The dossier was said to be the main reason behind India being accommodative in the joint statement that was released after the two prime ministers met for three hours at the desert resort of Sharm-el-Sheikh on July 16.

The dossier is a detailed account on each of the several accused, the training camps of the LeT, how the terrorists and those who facilitated their acts, seizure of materials such as Indian coastal maps, life jackets, inflated boats, cell phones, satphones, etc.

Noting that “substantial incremental evidence was available” to nail the terrorists, the document referred to the details of the materials handed over by the Indian authorities such as digital DNA fingerprints of seven terrorists (those of three others could not be obtained as they were badly burnt), CCTV footage, photographs, etc of the attacks. Also contained were the copies of Kasab’s confession statements made to the court.

According to the Pak document, Hammad Amin Sadiq facilitated funds and hideouts for 26/11, Mazhar Iqbal was the handler of the terrorists who carried out the operation, Abdul Wajid was facilitator and computer network expert, Shahid Jamil was one of the nine crewmembers on board Al-Hussaini and Al-Fouz, the boats that brought the terrorists up to INS Kuber, which was hijacked by them. The document lists Md Amjid Khan, Ifthikar Ali, Shahid Gafoor, Abdul Rehman, Md Usman, Ateeq-ur Rahman as proclaimed offenders in the case.

The action taken includes the arrest of the five men, including Lakhvi and says a hunt is on for 13 others involved. The handlers of the terrorists remained in touch with the terrorists through VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol), cellphones and mobiles. The dossier carries Indian numbers of three mobiles –– two of which belonged to the victims of the attack, which the terrorists used after killing them, and the one which was obtained in India with fake identity.

It was the media wing head Zarar Shah who created the indianmujahideen” e-mail ID which he used to send to mediahouses claiming responsibility for the Mumbai massacre.

Establishing Kasab’s identity, the document refers to his voter’s identity card and says he and another terrorist of Mumbai attack–– Imran Baber––belonged to Okhara in Faridkot district.

Kasab was trained at LeT camps in Mureedke, Battal, Malshera and Karachi and in the houses of four others from there maps, books on militancy including the one on “Hum jihadi kyu kar rahen hain?” (Why we are indulging in freedom fighting?). Also recovered were navigation and training manuals, cellular service agreements, pocket dairy etc.

They got military training and “sea training” at Azeezabad and other places.

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