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26/11 Mumbai mastermind surfaces on J&K terror radar

Security agencies monitoring wireless intercepts along the Line of Control (LoC) tracked a conversation where Muzamil was asking Hizbul Mujahideen Chief Syed Sallahuddin to push a large number of militant cadres into the state.

india Updated: Apr 02, 2009 16:48 IST

The recent infiltration bids in Jammu and Kashmir came in for some surprise for security agencies when they found Muzamil, one of the main Lashker-e- -Taiba mastermind of the Mumbai terror attack, as the brain behind large-scale intrusion from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

Security agencies monitoring wireless intercepts along the Line of Control (LoC) tracked a conversation where Muzamil was asking Hizbul Mujahideen Chief Syed Sallahuddin to push a large number of militant cadres into the state.

Muzamil alias Yusuf, whose real identity was yet to be established, has been seen as the brain behind the large-scale infiltration bids from across the border, official sources said, adding the new strategy adopted this time was to push in more and more terrorists before the snow melted at the passes.

The sources said the Mumbai mastermind, who is among the 38 people named in the chargesheet filed by the police in 26/11 attack, had held a meeting with other terrorist groups earlier last month including Harkat-ul-Mujahideen and Jaish-e-Mohammed despite the fact that these two outfits belong to a different sect of Islam.