One of the men who guided the 10 Pakistani terrorists carrying out the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack could have been an Indian, Home Minister P. Chidambaram said on Thursday.
In an interview to Vir Sanghvi on Network 18 channel, CNBC, Chidambaram said security agencies had still not been conclusively identified the man. He was still known by his assumed name — Abu Jindal.
By ‘Indian’, the home minister clarified that he meant the handler could be either an Indian or somebody who had acquired Indian characteristics.
“Abu Jindal is not his real name,” said Chidambaram. “Now we cannot put a finger on who he is, unless we get a voice sample. And they (Pakistan) won’t give us a voice sample.”
Some reports have identified Jindal as Syed Zabiuddin Ansari, a key Lashkar-e-Tayyeba operative in Maharashtra who was also involved in the Aurangabad arms haul case of 2006.