Interpol warrants against 5 Pakistanis
Interpol has issued arrest warrants against five Pakistani nationals, including two serving army majors, for their alleged role in the Mumbai terror attack and plotting more strikes in this country.delhi Updated: Oct 08, 2010 01:46 IST
Interpol has issued arrest warrants against five Pakistani nationals, including two serving army majors, for their alleged role in the Mumbai terror attack and plotting more strikes in this country.
The National Investigation Agency (NIA), which is probing the role of Pakistani-American Lashkar-e-Tayyeba operative David Headley in India, had approached the court of the additional sessions judge, Delhi, which issued a non-bailable warrant against the five.
The Interpol red corner notice was issued against Illyas Kashmiri, Major Sameer Ali, Major Iqbal, Abdur Rehman Hashim alias Pasha and Sajid Majid alias Sajid Mir, an NIA official said on Thursday.
The action followed a request from India.
India had already secured a red corner notice against Lashkar founder Hafeez Saeed, aide Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi and Mohammed Ramadhan Mohammed Siddiqui alias Abu Hamza.
The court issued the non-bailable warrant against the five after the NIA submitted an interrogation report of Headley conducted by its official during the visit of its team to Chicago in June this year.
The names of these five were also included in several dossiers sent by India to Pakistan.
Headley helped the NIA identify voices of handlers during the 26/11 attacks. He also identified Sajid Majid, a top Lashkar terrorist, who asked the terrorists in Chabad House to ensure that none of the Israelis were left alive.
First Published: Oct 08, 2010 01:43 IST