A Hyderabad man wanted for terror attacks in the southern city is suspected to be one of the Lashkar-e-Tayyeba handlers who instructed the 10 terrorists during the 26/11 Mumbai attacks.
Mohammed Amjad alias Khaja, who fled to Pakistan in 2005, was identified by Mohammed Ajmal Kasab, the lone terrorist taken alive during the attacks, a Research and Analysis Wing officer told HT on condition of anonymity.
During the attacks agencies had intercepted the telephonic conversations among the Mumbai terrorist and their Pakistan-based controllers.
Kasab, said the officer, identified one of the voices as that of Khaja. The voice can be was heard telling the terrorists to insist they were from "Toli chowki area in Hyderabad, Dakkhan (south)."
Khaja is suspected to be involved in major terror attacks in Hyderabad, including the 2007 Mecca mosque blast.