'Terrorists accessed email from 10 IP addrsses, 5 from Pak'


Kharak_telco@yahoo.com was the email ID used by wanted accused while communicating with terrorists via Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) through New Jersey-based Callphonex, Mukund Pawar, Crime Branch Inspector, told Special Public Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam during examination in the court.

Of the ten IP addresses, five belonged to Pakistan, said the witness, who traced their locations from the website. One of the addresses (118.107.140.138) was traced to Col R Saadat Ullah of Special Communication Organisation, Qasim Road, Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Three addresses were traced to World Call network Operations and the fifth came from Sajid Iftikar, EFU House, Jail Road in Pakistan, Pawar said.

The witness said other five IP addresses, from where the email address kharak_telco@yahoo.com was accessed, were traced to FDC Servers.net in Chicago (USA), Ahemed Mekky in Kuwait and Vladimir N Zernov at Joint Stock Company, Moscow.
It is the case of prosecution that Col Ullah belonged to Pakistani Army, Nikam said.
Earlier, an FBI witness had informed the court that terrorists were in touch with their handlers in Pakistan through Callphonex using VOIP.

The witness told Judge M L Tahaliyani that on February 23, the chief Investigating officer in 26/11 terror attack case, Ramesh Mahale, had called him and sought information about the ten IP addresses provided by FBI after investigating VOIP connections used by the conspirators.

"The police wanted to know the geographical locations of these addresses and I traced them by downloading all the information available on the website," the witness said.
Prime accused Mohammed Ajmal Kasab, the lone surviving terrorist in the group of ten that attacked the financial capital, was smiling throughout the deposition of the witness.
Kasab's lawyer Abbas Kazmi sought time for cross examination of Pawar.

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