The Interpol on Wednesday issued a red corner notice against a Lashkar-e-Tayyeba man, Abu Hamza, accused of training the 10 terrorists who struck in Mumbai on November 26.
A similar notice was issued against the alleged mastermind of the attacks, Hafeez Saeed, who heads the Jamaat-ud-Dawa and is also the Lashkar founder, a day ago.
Ajmal Amir Kasab, the only terrorist taken alive during the strike, had named Hamza as one among a group of 35 Pakistanis who trained his team and planned the attacks.
Hamza had also executed an armed attack on Bangalore’s Indian Institute of Science campus in December 2005 with Sabahuddin Ahmed, one of the two Indians accused in the 26/11 attacks. Ahmed is lodged in a Mumbai prison.
Apart from Saeed and Hamza, the Interpol has already issued a red corner notice against Lashkar “commander-in-chief” and co-conspirator of the 26/11 attacks, Zakir Rehman Lakhvi.
“The Interpol has also issued 19 blue corner notices against 19 other Pakistani accused in the 26/11 case,” Central Bureau of Investigation spokesperson Harsh Bhal.
Unlike a red corner notice that makes it obligatory for Pakistan to arrest and hand over the accused to India, the blue corner notice mandates is to only “gather additional information regarding the identity of accused or his involvement in a crime”, said a CBI source.
The blue corner notices have been issued against other 26/11 accused as well like one Col R Sadat Ullah, believed to be a Pakistani army man, Lashkar communication chief Zarar Shah, and planners-cum-trainers Abu Al Qama and Qafa Ali.