Ahmedabad, Dec 18: Few days back, confusions prevailed regarding the whereabouts of the remaining seven terrorists of the Nov 26 Mumbai terror strikes. The confusion has been cleared by Azam Amir Kasav, the lone terrorist captured alive in the Mumbai terror attack. Kasav has revealed the investigative agencies on Thursday, Dec 18 that there were 17 Pakistani terrorists on Al-Husseini ship that set sail from Azizabad port near Karachi.
Ten terrorists travelled to Mumbai after hijacking the fishing trawler, Kuber and seven others were asked to stay back on Al-Husseini at the last moment. Crime branch officials fear these seven terrorists could be hiding somewhere near Gujarat and may be planning another strike.
Kasav has revealed that the 17 terrorists were led by Lashkar-e-Toiba commandant Zari-ur-Rehman. He took them to Azizabad port on Nov 24 from where they set sail for Mumbai. These terrorists were instructed to hijack an Indian boat after entering Indian waters, he told the agencies. In the event, they sighted Kuber inside Pakistani waters. He also said that they were instructed to tie red threads on their wrists as soon as they entered Indian waters.
"He said of the five-member Kuber crew, four were shifted to Al-Husseini while its captain Amarsinh Tandel was asked to take the terrorists to Mumbai. Initially, all 17 were supposed to board Kuber and come to Mumbai, but according to Kasab, there were some last-minute changes and Rehman called on the satellite phone and asked seven of them to return to Al-Husseini," said a Mumbai police source. Kasav said he is not aware of the whereabouts of his missing accomplices.
OneIndia News (With inputs from Agencies)