Traced: House in Pakistan where 26/11 was planned
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Traced: House in Pakistan where 26/11 was planned

The house where terrorists who attacked Mumbai planned their operations has been traced in Pakistan's Sindh province, Geo TV reported today. The channel showed visuals of the now deserted and unkept house, which one of its investigative reporters said was located in Mirpur Sakro, about 160 km from India's Gujarat coast.

world Updated: Feb 16, 2009 01:59 IST

The house where the Mumbai terror attackers and its planners camped before and after launching their deadly operation has been traced to Pakistan’s Sindh province, a media report said on Sunday.

A large map of the world with Mumbai and the sea route to it marked out prominently, and newspapers, including those carrying stories about the November 26 Mumbai carnage, were found at the house, now sealed by investigators, Geo TV said.

The TV footage of the unkempt house, that is believed to have been used by the terrorists including Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone surviving gunman, showed among other things a picture of a speedboat, equipment used in fishing vessels and a large amount of medicines.

The channel captured images of mattresses and blankets strewn around, in what it said were traces of a once well-furnished living quarter located in Dori, 40 km from Karachi, from where the terrorists sailed for Mumbai.

Intelligence agency sources told Hindustan Times that they knew about this house.

In fact, information about it had been passed on to Pakistan before it was given the 26/11 dossier.

Meanwhile, six suspects detained by Pakistan in connection with the Mumbai attacks, including LeT operations commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, were handed to the Federal Investigation Agency for interrogation for two weeks.

Anti-terror court judge Sakhi Mohammed Kahut gave the agency custody of these men after they were produced before him at an undisclosed location on Saturday, media reports said. The suspects were booked for planning, financing and abetting the attacks.

Lakhvi, LeT communications expert Zarar Shah and Hamad Amin Sadiq were among those handed over. Lakhvi and Shah were held during raids on LeT facilities near Muzaffarabad, the capital of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, in early December.

First Published: Feb 16, 2009 09:10 IST