11/7: Police detain 6 Lashkar men

Sources confirm the blasts were a part of LeT's strategy to spread terror in the hinterland after 2002 Gujarat violence.

india Updated: Sep 22, 2006 10:56 IST

After two months of intensive probe into the train blasts in Mumbai, central security agencies and Mumbai police have detained at least six people who were allegedly involved in planning and executing the attacks on July 11.

The detained people are allegedly cadres of Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba who are suspected to have executed this plan with help from local cadres of the banned SIMI, informed sources said.

Leads were picked up by investigators from various states and the hand of the LeT was quite evident, said senior officials attached with the probe.

Nearly 200 people were killed and over 700 injured when bombs went off in commuter trains during the evening peak hour on July 11.

Sources said the blasts were a part of the LeT's policy of spreading terror in the hinterland after the 2002 sectarian violence in Gujarat.

They said the role of top militants Rahil, Fayaz and Zaibuddin Ansari was becoming clearer and they are suspected to be the persons who motivated others to carry out the attacks.

The identity of those detained by Central security agencies and Mumbai police was not being revealed before all checks and verification of their antecedents were completed, the sources said.

First Published: Sep 21, 2006 03:45 IST