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'LeT militant's e-mails to be decoded by experts'

Written by: Staff

Gulbarga, Apr 3 (UNI) A special investigation team has collected details of the coded e-mails sent by arrested Lashkar-e-Taiba operative Shami Ahmed Shah alias Abdul Rehman and sought the assistance of experts to decode it, District Superintendent of Police K Ramachandra Rao said today.

Talking to UNI here, he said Shah (31), arrested by the city police on March 30 and remanded to ten days judicial custody, reportedly passed on vital information to his contacts in Pakistan through e-mails. He had been frequenting internet parlours during his three-month stay in the city.

Dr Rao said Shah, who was taken from here to Hyderabad and Zaheerabad in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh for interrogation, was brought back to the city last night for further investigations.

Special police teams from Bangalore and Hyderabad had also come here for investigations. Police have seized duty blades that could be used to cut high tension electric wires and Indian Railways guide maps, besides visiting all the internet parlours at Sardar Vallabhai Patel Chowk in the city main centre. A special team had been sent to Goa where his family resided.

He said Shah would be subjected to narco analysis and brain mapping tests in Bangalore. Investigations in many places revealed details of LeT training camps, where young recruits were subjected to strenuous training in physical endurance, martial arts, commando operations, handling of different types of weapons, bomb-making, masquerading and mingling freely with people and evading arrest.

They were also provided basic and advanced training in computers and internet operations.

During questioning, Shah said he had been told by Abdul Aziz, head of Lashkar's India operations, to recruit unemployed youth and send them to the Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (LoC) for armed training to wage a war against India. However, all his attempts had failed in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.

His undetected presence in this communally-sensitive city for three months had caused concern among intelligence officials.


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