ISI paid LeT Rs 25 lakh to buy boat for 26/11 attack: Headley
In clear a indication to ISI's role in the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, Pakistani-American terrorist David Headley has said that the Pakistani intelligence agency gave money to LeT to purchase a boat which the terrorists used to travel from Karachi.delhi Updated: Jul 16, 2010 22:06 IST
In clear a indication to ISI's role in the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, Pakistani-American terrorist David Headley has said that the Pakistani intelligence agency gave money to Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) to purchase a boat which the terrorists used to travel from Karachi.
Headley also identified through voice sample test two ISI officers who handled the 10 terrorists who carried out 60-hour attack in Mumbai in November, 2008.
According to Headley, the ISI had paid Rs 25 lakh to LeT to buy a boat which was used by the 26/11 attackers to travel from Karachi to the Pakistani maritime boundary, where they hijacked an Indian fishing boat 'Kuber' to reach Mumbai.
Sources said Indian investigators also have information that the chief of ISI Lieutenant General Ahmed Shuja Pasha had met one of the handlers of the Mumbai attack, Sajjid Mir, who is currently in a Pakistani jail.
"All these information have been shared by India with Pakistan through the multiple dossiers given to it," a source said.
Home Secretary G K Pillai had earlier said that ISI was "literally controlling and coordinating the (Mumbai) attack from beginning to end".
Headley, who is currently in US custody, had done the recce of several terror targets in Mumbai during his multiple visits to India for the LeT which carried out the 26/11 attack.
First Published: Jul 16, 2010 20:05 IST