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11/7 key accused to appear in court

Hashmi has revealed that 17 LeT men were asked to carry out Mumbai blasts.

india Updated: Sep 03, 2006 16:35 IST

A Pakistani and an Al Badr Divisional Commander, arrested by the Army in south Kashmir on August 23, was brought to Mumbai on Saturday night in connection with the July 11 train bomb blasts and would be produced in a court later on Sunday.

The Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS) officials confirmed that the accused, Touhfeen Akmal Hashmi alias Abu Ahmad, has admitted having information about the perpetrators of the serial blasts on July 11, which killed as many as 200 people and injured more than 700 people.

Hashmi has also revealed that 17 terrorists of the banned Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) were asked to carry out blasts in Mumbai. While 16 ultras returned safe, one might have been killed in the blast. He also claimed of working for the Pakistani Army before joining militant cadres.

Hashmi would be produced in a holiday court for remand later on Sunday, the sources added. This Al Badr Divisional Commander for Jammu and Udhampur areas, was arrested by troops of 3 Para from Nandmarg forest near Shopian in KulgamKulgam area of south Kashmir.