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Voice sample of 26/11 accused matches to handler

world Updated: Aug 13, 2011 17:09 IST

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A prosecution witness on Saturday told the Pakistani court conducting the trial of seven suspects in the Mumbai attack case that the voice of one of the accused had matched with that of a handler who directed the terrorists involved in the assault.

Deposing before anti-terrorism court Judge Shahid Rafique, Inspector Nisar Ahmed Jadoon of the Federal Investigation Agency also provided details of raids conducted on Lashkar-e-Taiba camps in Karachi where the attackers had trained before the attacks in November 2008.

Jadoon said the voice of an accused had been matched with that of a handler who directed the 10 attackers in Mumbai from a camp in Pakistan.

Defence lawyer Khwaja Sultan, however, questioned how the prosecution had matched the voice as the FIA did not have voice samples of the seven suspects.

Pakistani laws do not allow authorities to obtain voice samples without the permission of suspects.

Pakistan interior minister Rehman Malik has contended that this is the reason why Pakistan has been unable to hand over voice samples of suspects sought by India.

During his deposition, Jadoon told the judge that the banned LeT had set up three training camps in Karachi that were raided by an FIA team after the Mumbai attacks.

None of the accused was present in the camps at the time of the raids, Jadoon was quoted as saying by sources.

No incriminating evidence, including weapons, bomb-making materials or documents, was found in the camps, Jadoon told the court.

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