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Missing 26/11 witness returns home

A witness to the landing of terrorists involved in the Mumbai terror attacks, who was missing since Sunday, returned to her home in the metropolis in the wee hours on Wednesday.

india Updated: Jan 14, 2009 11:31 IST

A witness to the landing of terrorists involved in the Mumbai terror attacks, who was missing since Sunday, returned to her home in the metropolis in the wee hours on Wednesday.

Additional Commissioner of Police K Venkatesam said the witness Anita Uddaiya, a resident of Fishermen's Colony in Cuffe Parade, has come back to her house.

Uddaiya returned home at around 1.30 am, police said, adding she was later taken to the local police station to record her statement.

Police, however, said they were still not aware where she had been since Sunday. She would be again called to the police station later in the day, they added.

Uddaiya had seen the terrorists land in a rubber dinghy on the beach at the colony. She had asked the terrorists where they had come from but was told to mind her own business.

After the attacks, Uddaiya had been taken to the state-run J J Hospital to identify the bodies of the nine killed terrorists, police had said.

Uddaiya, who deals in scrap, had been living with her family in the colony. The woman's absence was noticed by her niece, who searched for her and also informed her daughter who stays in neighbouring Thane. Later a missing complaint was filed with the police.