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Terror alert in India: 2 identified as Pak traders

world Updated: May 13, 2012 01:50 IST
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Two Pakistani men named among five terror suspects by intelligence agency — the RAW and whose photos were carried by the media in India have been identified as traders linked to a bustling electronics market in this Pakistani city.

Amjad Ali Khan is an employee at a cell phone shop at the electronics market at Hafeez Centre while Nadeem Malik runs a business dealing in used cellular phones reports said.

Earlier, the three other men named as terror suspects — Mehtab Ahmed Butt, Atif Butt and Babar Shabbir — too were identified as traders and a security guard at Hafeez Centre.http://www.hindustantimes.com/Images/Popup/2012/5/13_05_pg17b.jpg

It is yet to be established how their photos were issued by Indian security agencies to the media.

Khan and Malik have been associated with businesses at Hafeez Centre for more than four years, Muhammad Fiaz Butt, the head of the local traders' association, told the media.

Khan claimed he and Malik had received several calls from an Indian phone number and that the caller had asked them both about their links with terrorist organisations.

Mumbai Police had described the five men as operatives of the banned Lashkar-e-Taiba that carried out the 2008 Mumbai attacks that killed 166 people.

Pakistan's Foreign Office has already rejected as "unfounded" the Mumbai Police alert that linked the men from Lahore to the LeT.

Three of the men sought protection from authorities after reports about them appeared in the Indian media.

Pakistan ‘terrorism accountability' bill in US Congress
A far-reaching legislation has been introduced in the US Congress that would deduct $50 million from the aid to Islamabad for every American killed by terrorists operating from the safe havens in Pakistan with the "support" of ISI.

"Pakistan has for decades leveraged radical terrorist groups to carry out attacks in India and Afghanistan," Congressman Dana Rohrabacher said introducing the 'Pakistan Terrorism Accountability Act of 2012'.

The legislation would require the Department of Defence to list all Americans killed by terrorist groups operating with impunity inside Pakistan and Afghanistan and supported by elements of Pakistani government. For each person killed, $ 50 million would be subtracted from US foreign assistance to Pakistan — a requested $2.2 billion — and given to the victim's family.