ISI financed LeT to buy boat for 26/11: Headley

Written by: Mamatha
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New Delhi, Jul 17: "The ISI paid Rs 25 lakh to Lashkar-e Taiba to purchase a boat, which was used by the 26/11 attackers to travel from Karachi to the Pakistani maritime boundary, where they hijacked an Indian fishing boat Kuber to reach Mumbai," said Pakistani-American terrorist, David Headley.

Headley, who is currently in US custody, told his interrogators that the Pakistani intelligence agency had financed LeT to purchase a boat which terrorists used to travel from Karachi.

Sources said Indian investigators also have information that chief of ISI Lieutenant General Ahmed Shuja Pasha had met one of the handlers of the Mumbai attack, Sajjid Mir, who is currently in a Pakistani jail.

Headley also identified through voice sample test 2 ISI officers who handled the 10 terrorists who carried out attack in Mumbai on Nov 26, 2008.

2008 Mumbai attacks, which drew widespread condemnation across the world, began on Nov 26, 2008 and lasted until Nov 29, killing at least 173 people and wounding at least 308.

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