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India compiling evidence to share with Pak, rest of world

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New Del­hi: As Islam­abad con­tin­ues to be in denial mode, India is com­pil­ing evi­dence about the role of Pak­istan-based ele­ments in the ter­ror strikes for shar­ing it with the world besides the neigh­bour very soon.

The evi­dence, being put togeth­er, includes the con­fes­sion of the lone ter­ror­ist held in Mum­bai ter­ror attack Ajmal Amir Qasab, log­book recov­ered from the ves­sel in which the 10 ter­ror­ists came from Karachi, records of satel­lite phone used by the attack­ers and tran­script of con­ver­sa­tions between the attack­ers and their han­dlers in Pak­istan, the sources said.

The dossier will also include the cor­rob­o­ra­tive evi­dence track­ing the jour­ney of the attack­ers from Karachi to Mum­bai, they said.

The evi­dence will most­ly include Qasab’s con­fes­sion to the police where­in he has giv­en details of how he became a moti­vat­ed ter­ror­ist of Lashkar-e-Tai­ba from a nor­mal youth of Farid­kot in 741Pakistan’s Pun­jab province.

Inves­ti­ga­tors have found evi­dence to show that the ter­ror­ists, who struck at the Taj Hotel, Tri­dent Hotel and Nari­man House on Novem­ber 26, were in touch with their han­dlers in Karachi even while their three-day engage­ment with secu­ri­ty forces was on.

As the armed engage­ment was being tele­cast live by Indi­an TV chan­nels, the LeT com­man­ders in Pak­istan were found giv­ing direc­tions to the attack­ers like ‘set ablaze the hotel’ and ‘throw grenades’ on the crowds out­side the hotels and Nari­man House.

The evi­dence will be shared with Pak­istan along with the US, UK, Chi­na and oth­er coun­tries which have influ­ence on Islam­abad.

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  1. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Indian-Mujahideen-wanted-to-nuke-Surat-Yasin-Bhatkal-tells-cops/articleshow/28116663.cms

    Indi­an Mujahideen want­ed to nuke Surat, Yasin Bhatkal tells cops
    Neer­aj Chauhan,TNN | Dec 30, 2013, 01.14 AM IST

    Yasin him­self was the bomb expert of Indi­an Mujahideen and the out­fit’s bomb-mak­ing capa­bil­i­ties have been affect­ed after his arrest, say intel­li­gence offi­cials.

    NEW DELHI: The prospect of ter­ror organ­i­sa­tions get­ting their hands on a nuclear device has long con­cerned both secu­ri­ty agen­cies and thriller writ­ers. Now, it seems Indi­an Mujahideen India chief Ahmad Zarar Sid­d­ibap­pa alias Yasin Bhatkal too was think­ing along sim­i­lar lines. Bhatkal recent­ly told inter­roga­tors that he was plan­ning to set off a nuclear bomb in Surat, accord­ing to sources.

    Bhatkal was arrest­ed on August 27 in Pokhra, Nepal and has been con­stant­ly ques­tioned by the NIA, Intel­li­gence Bureau and police of sev­er­al states. TOI has accessed the inter­ro­ga­tion report.

    Bhatkal told the inter­roga­tors that he had asked his Pak­istan-based boss, Riyaz Bhatkal, over phone whether the lat­ter could arrange a small “nuclear bomb”. Accord­ing to him, Riyaz respond­ed, “Any­thing can be arranged in Pak­istan”.

    “Riyaz told me that attacks can be done with nuclear bombs. I request­ed him to look for one nuclear bomb for Surat,” Yasin told the offi­cials.

    “Riyaz told me Mus­lims would also die in that (nuclear bomb blast), to which I said that we would paste posters in mosques ask­ing every Mus­lim to qui­et­ly evac­u­ate their fam­i­lies from the city,” Yasin said, accord­ing to the report.

    How­ev­er, the plan could not be ini­ti­at­ed since Yasin was tracked by the IB and arrest­ed in August.

    Surat has always been on Yas­in’s radar and he had also played an impor­tant role in prepar­ing 27 bombs along with Atif Ameen in 2008 when ser­i­al blasts took place in Del­hi, Jaipur and Ahmed­abad.

    Yasin him­self was the bomb expert of Indi­an Mujahideen and the out­fit’s bomb-mak­ing capa­bil­i­ties have been affect­ed after his arrest, say intel­li­gence offi­cials.

    The IM leader has also giv­en details of army lev­el train­ing of IM cadres and oth­er ter­ror­ists in Pak­istan, which shows that advanced train­ing is giv­en to ter­ror­ists with the help of Pak­istan. Elab­o­rat­ing on train­ing sched­ule for IM mem­bers in Pak­istan, Yasin said, “Train­ing includ­ed morn­ing PT, weapon han­dling and explosive/IED train­ing, pis­tols to revolvers, AK-47 etc. Indi­an weapons like LMG, SLR and sniper rifles and so forth”.

    Yasin fur­ther stat­ed that “we were also exposed to han­dling of explo­sives like PE3A (black colour explo­sive), C4, C3, TNT, etc. Besides this, we were also exposed to fab­ri­ca­tion of IEDs with the help of ammo­ni­um nitrate, hydro­gen per­ox­ide, gelatin stick and so forth. This train­ing sched­ule was for 50 days”.

    For all the plans and active oper­a­tions, Yasin remained in touch with Riyaz Bhatkal. Riyaz, accord­ing to sources, had sent Yasin Rs 17 lakh in 2013 out of which his per­son­al expens­es every month were Rs 25,000.

    A senior intel­li­gence offi­cial said, “We have been com­ing across dif­fer­ent kinds of IEDs over the years. The rea­son is that ter­ror­ists are under­go­ing all kind of advanced army lev­el train­ing in Pak­istan with the help of ISI. And if ter­ror out­fits have access to nuclear bombs, then it is very dan­ger­ous for us (India)”.

    Posted by Vanfield | December 31, 2013, 11:51 am

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