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D-gang funding Karachi project

delhi Updated: Mar 12, 2010 00:51 IST
Karan Choudhury
Karan Choudhury
Hindustan Times
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If the Special Cell of the Delhi police is to be believed, then India’s most wanted man and D-Company head Dawood Ibrahim was partly funding ‘Karachi Project’, a terror plan to use young terrorists mostly from the Indian Mujahideen (IM).

According to the police, IM suspect Salman Ahmed (21) alias Chotu told this to them during interrogation. The project is brainchild of the terror organisation Lashkar-e-Tayyeba and Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).

Salman has reportedly told investigators that Dawood had even attended a meeting with Lashkar’s Amir Reza Khan and Iqbal and Riyaz Bhatkal, who are looking after this project.

According to the police, as part of this project new IM recruits from India are going to Pakistan via Dubai, Bangladesh and Nepal and they are being trained in arms and explosives.

“Salman has told us that several new recruits are being trained for carrying serial blasts in Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore. The IM members are being asked to especially target foreigners,” said a police officer on the condition of anonymity, as he is not authorised to speak to the media.

The police said that Salman’s claims corroborate with the disclosures made by another IM member, Khawaja Amjad of Hyderabad, who was arrested recently.

“Salman also said that Dawood had attended a meeting in Karachi recently with Lashkar’s Abu-Al-Qama, Amir Reza Khan, IM’s Riyaz and Iqbal Bhatkal and promised financial help for carrying fresh attacks in India,” added the officer.

According to sources, IM and Lashkar bosses, with the help of the ISI, are sending money to hide the IM members in India and Nepal through ‘Hawala’.

“Salman had gone to Pakistan in the month of December and he was asked to regroup and recruit. He has not disclosed the amount that was delivered to him but he says that he got money several times through Hawala,” added the officer.