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First local link to 26/11 established

india Updated: Aug 01, 2009 01:10 IST
HT Correspondents

First local link to the 26/11 attacks case was established on Friday, when the court was told that handwriting on a map found on one of the 10 terrorists was that of Mumbai resident Fahim Ansari.

Hand writing expert Jayant Aher told Special Judge M L Taheliyani that he had concluded that the two handwritings —map markings and Ansari’s writing sample — were of one and the same person.

Sketch of roads connecting South Mumbai to Malabar Hill was recovered from Abu Ismail.

The police have been saying that Ansari had visited a number of Mumbai landmarks before attacks and drawn maps and handed them over to Lashkar-e-Tayyeba commanders across the border.

The map markings and Ansari’s handwriting samples were a clear match, Aher told the court.