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'VoIP connection used in Mumbai attacks paid from Karachi'

india Updated: Dec 10, 2008 11:40 IST

Claiming to have detected another Pakistani link into the audacious Mumbai attacks, investigators have said payment of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) connection used by terrorists was made from port city of Karachi.

With the assistance of western investigating agencies including FBI and Scotland Yard, Indian investigators have found that the account was purchased on a fake identity card in Karachi and the payment of USD 300 was routed through a prominent money transfer service, official sources said.

An identity check carried out by the foreign investigators revealed that the documents used to get connection were fake, they added.

The VoIP number brought from Orlando, Florida was used by the 10 terrorists to talk to their masters across the border including Zaki-ur-Rahman Lakhvi, a Lashkar-e-Taiba operative, who is believed to be the mastermind of the Mumbai terror strikes that left 183 dead.

Lakhvi is among 20 other LeT operatives detained by Pakistan government in a swoop couple of days back, the sources said.

VoIP is a technology that enables a person to make and receive phone calls through Internet. Voice is converted into packets of data sent over the Internet through a broadband connection, and reassembled at the other end of the line.