IM operative spills the beans on Pak hand in 26/11 attacks

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: May 23, 2015 23:44 IST

The third most wanted men in India after Hafeez Saeed and Dawood Ibrahim, Major Abdul Rehman alias Pasha, had visited Nepal in 2005. Pasha, intelligence agencies say, trained terrorists behind the 2611 attacks. He, apparently, stayed in Nepal for a week to co-ordinate terror activities as part of the Karachi Project.

The revelation was made by the recently arrested Indian Mujahideen's (IM) Nepal operative Irfan Ahmed. He also said that Pasha, who retired as a Brigadier in 2007, stayed at a two-room house next to the US embassy in Nepal.

Ahmed's revelation back claims by spy-turned-LeT operative David Coleman Headley who had told the FBI that the Karachi Project was a brainchild of the ISI and few serving members of the Pakistani Army.

According to Ahmed's interrogation report, he was asked by IM co-founder Amir Raza Khan in July 2005 to look for a rented accommodation 'for two important persons who arrive in Kathmandu soon'.

In September 2005, a man named 'Raja' called Ahmed and said that he was sent by Raza. The two then decided to meet at a place called Rani Ka Talab. When Ahmed reached the place around 11 am, he saw a man in his mid-thirties, tall, fair and clean-shaven. It was much later that he realised the man he knew as 'Raja' was in fact Pasha.

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