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26/11 trial: Cell phones used were from China

india Updated: Aug 14, 2009 14:54 IST

In yet another evidence of Pakistan link to the 26/11 terror attacks, a witness on Friday told the special court in Mumbai that five mobile phones used by terrorists in the dastardly act were manufactured by Nokia Inc in China and shipped to Pakistan in June 2008.

The witness, Enforcement Manager of Nokia in the US, whose name has been withheld, deposed through video conference from the FBI office in USA.

Five Nokia mobile phones were recovered by the Mumbai police from the nine slain terrorists and FBI's help was sought to determine from where they have procured.

She is the third witness to talk about Pakistan link in the case. Earlier, a forensic expert of FBI had told the court the terrorist had used GPS to arrive from Karachi to Mumbai by sea route.

Another witness belonging to Yamaha company had said the terrorists had used his company's outboard engine in their dingy to arrive from Pakistan at Mumbai port.

"I believe these phones were shipped from China to Pakistan," the witness today told special public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam.

On asked as to how she was able to identify the phones, the witness said it was through Internation Mobile Equipment Identification (IMEI) number.

"It is a unique identification number alloted to each mobile phone manufactured by Nokia," the witness said.