'26/11 targets details reached conspirators through Nepal’
Documents consisting details and maps of targets prepared by alleged LeT operative Fahim Ansari reached conspirators of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack via Nepal, said the chargesheet filed by Mumbai police.
“The accused Fahim Ansari after reconnaissance and preparation of detailed maps of the target locations, handed over the same to arrested co-accused Sabahuddin Ahmed at Kathmandu in Nepal sometime in January 2008,” said the chargesheet, which was filed on Wednesday.
The voluminous 11,280-page chargesheet mentions in all 47 names including nine dead terrorists and two Indian nationals Fahim Ansari and Sabahuddin Ahmed.
Fahim and Sabahuddin had been arrested in January last year by Uttar Pradesh Police in connection with the CRPF camp attacks there.
“The LeT co-conspirators then made arrangements for fetching the maps from Sabauddin Ahmed at Kathmandu,” the chargesheet said.
The custody of the duo, who are in judicial custody till March 9, was taken by Mumbai police in December last year for their alleged involvement in Mumbai attacks.
“Both the arrested accused, Fahim Ansari and Sabauddin Ahmed, were in constant touch with each other through e-mail during the operation,” a crime branch official said.
"Soon after the documents of the targets were ready,
Fahim went to Nepal to meet Sabahuddin, who is also LeT commander in Nepal,“ the official added.
Sabahuddin is the one who was in constant touch with LeT commander and wanted accused in this case, Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi and Abu Kaahfa, the chargesheet stated.
Ten terrorists, including the lone surviving one, Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab, came through the sea route into Indian waters and indulged in shooting at various places including Taj Mahal Hotel, Nariman House, Oberoi Hotel and CST railway station, killing over 160 people and injuring over 300 others.