Sixth Mumbai attack suspect sent to custody

  • PTI, Islamabad
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  • Updated: Aug 21, 2009 13:14 IST
A Pakistani anti-terrorism court has remanded an LeT-linked "important suspect" arrested for allegedly facilitating the Mumbai attacks, to judicial custody till September 3.

Jamil Ahmed, who was arrested by the Special Investigation Unit of the Federal Investigation Agency on August 5, was produced in the anti-terrorism court of Judge Akram Awan in Rawalpindi on Thursday.

The judge remanded Ahmed to judicial custody for two weeks. Ahmed is the sixth suspect to be arrested so far by the FIA for alleged involvement in facilitating and executing the Mumbai attacks that killed nearly 180 people.

Ahmed, a resident of Battagram in the North West Frontier Province, has been described by the FIA as an "important suspect allegedly linked" to the LeT.

He was nabbed following the interrogation of five LeT operatives -– operations commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, Abu Al-Qama, Zarar Shah, Shahid Jamil Riaz and Hamad Amin Sadiq –- arrested earlier by the FIA.

These five men are being tried by another anti-terrorism court in Rawalpindi for alleged involvement in the attacks.

The next hearing of their case is scheduled for August 29.

Pakistani authorities are also looking for 13 other suspects who facilitated the Mumbai attacks. Most of these men are crew members of the two boats used by the 10 terrorists who attacked the Indian financial hub.

 

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