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Mumbai attackers could have been guided by an Indian: Chidambaram

delhi Updated: Feb 04, 2010 17:47 IST

The ten Pakistani terrorists, who attacked Mumbai on November 26, 2008 could have been guided by an Indian handler whose true identity was yet to be ascertained, Home Minister P Chidambaram said.

"When we say he could be an Indian, he could be somebody who acquired Indian characteristics. He could have been infiltrated into India and lived here long enough to acquire an Indian accent, familiarity with Indian Hindi words or he could be somebody who exfiltrated from India to Pakistan and was adopted by the militants there," Chidambaram said.

While refusing to speculate on the name of the handler, the Home Minister said investigators had known for long time that there was a handler in 26/11 attack who could be an Indian.

"We know him by Abu Jindal that something we have known for many many months now... but he is not Abu Jindal. That is not his real name. We cannot put a finger who he is, unless we get a voice sample. And they won't give us voice sample.

"There is a speculation that Abu Jindal could be A, Abu Jindal could be B....but how as a Home Minister I can speculate? I can't speculate," he told CNBC-TV18 news channel.