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Lakhvi was mastermind of Mumbai attacks, Pak admits in dossier

PTI  New Delhi, July 19, 2009
First Published: 21:18 IST(19/7/2009) | Last Updated: 01:56 IST(20/7/2009)

Suspecting involvement of locals in 26/11, Pakistan has sought from India the interrogation reports of two terrorists Fahim Ansari and Sabahuddin held in connection with the terror attack while giving details of the probe conducted by it.


In the 36-page dossier, that contains some annexures, Pakistan has informed India about the case details of five terrorists, including Lashkar-e-Taiba commander and 'mastermind' Zaki-ur Rahman Lakhvi, who have been arrested, sources said.

Besides Lakhvi, the arrested Pakistanis have been identified as Hammad Amin Sadiq, Mazhar Iqbal alias Abu Al Qama, Abdul Wajid alias Zarrar Shah and Shahid Jamil Riaz.

All the five had provided logistic and other kinds of support to the 10 Mumbai attackers, nine of whom were killed during the gunfights with security personnel. Ajmal Amir Kasab, the only surviving terrorist, was arrested.

Lakhvi has been identified as 'commander of LeT' and the 'mastermind of terrorist attacks on Mumbai', Pakistan has noted, agreeing with India's contention.

Sadiq has been identified as "facilitator of funds and hideouts" for the Mumbai attackers, Zarrar Shah as the "facilitator and expert in computer networks", Riaz as "facilitator through funding".

Details about 13 other absconding accused are also contained in the dossier that is being studied by the Indian side.

They are Muhammad Amjad Khan, Iftikhar Ali, Abdul Rehman, Muhammad Usman, Atiq-ur-Rehman, Riaz Ahmed Khan, Muhammad Mushtaq, Muhammad Naeem, Abdul Shakoor, Muhammad Sabir Salfi, Muhammad Usman and Shakil Ahmad.

Among them Gafoor was the captain or "tandol" of 'Al Hussaini' and 'Al Fouz'. Rehman, Usman, Rehman, Riaz Ahmad, Mustaq, Naeem, Shakoor, Salfi, Usman and Shakil Ahmad were the crew members of 'Al Hussaini' or 'Al Fouz'.

Amjad Khan has been identified as LeT organiser and facilitator in Karachi.
Pakistan wants to know the interrogation details of Ansari and Sabahuddin as it suspects involvement of "Indian elements" in the Mumbai attacks.

Pakistan has also sought the attested copies of experts who examined the GPS and Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP) used during the Mumbai attacks.

Pakistan has also sought details about the Samjhauta Express blast probe.

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