Mumbai, Dec 10: On Tuesday, Dec 9 Mumbai police released the photographs and names of the terrorists who carried out 26/11 Mumbai terror strikes.
Some of the pictures are from the IDs found on them after they were killed in the encounter. These men have been identified as Bada Abdul Reheman, Abdul Reheman Chota, Isamal Khan, Nasir Aka Abu Umar and Babar Imran (Abu Akasa). The duo who opened firing at the Chhattrapati Shivaji Terminus and Cama Hospital have been identified as Ismail Khan alias Abu Ismail from Dera Ismail Khan and Mohammed Ajmal Amir Iman alias Abu Mujahid from Okara. Abu Mujahid is the only terrorist caught alive by the Mumbai police. He was wrongly identified as Azam Amir Kasav so far.
Rakesh Maria, the Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) said those who attacked Taj Hotel in south Mumbai were identified as Hafeez Arshad alias Bada Abdul Rehman from Multan, Javed alias Abu Ali from Okara, Shoaib alias Soheb from Sialkot and Nazeer alias Abu Umer from Faisalabad.
He added that Nasir is suspected to have been married and his wife either died or divorced him. As per the reports the average age of the members of the group was between 23 to 25 years. Nasir, Nazeer and Ismail Khan, allegedly the leader of the group, had participated in terror missions earlier, Maria said. He refused to specify any details of their previous missions.
Nazeer alias Abu Umar from Faisalabad and Babar Imran alias Abu Akasha from Multan are the two terrorists who attacked the Jewish community centre in Nariman house in the Colaba area. Those attacked the Trident Oberoi hotel are identified as Abdul Rehman alia Abdul Rehman Chhota from Multan and Fahadullah alias Abu Fahad from Okara.
Maria said that all the terrorists were given aliases during training to prevent them from knowing each others original names. Reports suggest that these terrorists are trained over a year at four locations in Pakistan. It was when they were sailing for about three days into Indian waters on board the Gujarat-based fishing vessel 'Kuber' which the members spoke to each other and Ajmal (Kasav) learnt others names and where they lived.
Some members of the group like Ajmal also underwent indoctrination at the training camps for about three weeks before undergoing training in arms and explosives for close to a year, the joint commissioner said. The police said they were still examining the contents of the four Global Positioning System (GPS) devices recovered from the terrorists.
"We are examining the contents of the GPS, one satellite phone and nine mobile phones that have been recovered," Maria said. He refused to comment on whether the SIM cards found in the mobile phones were of Indian origin. "One of the SIM cards bought in Kolkata was used by the terrorists here," Maria said.
Meanwhile two people are held by the Kolkata police for obtaining SIM cards for mobile phones using forged documents and providing them to traders who dealt in shawls and the matter is being investigated further. Mumbai police is also planning to seek the custody of suspected Lashkar-e-Toiba operative Sabauddin, who was arrested by the Uttar Pradesh police earlier this year.
OneIndia News (With input from agencies)