Mumbai terror planned for over a year: LeT

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New Delhi, Dec 20: The evidence of Pakistan's involvement in Nov 26 Mumbai terror attacks became accelerated with the interrogation of Lashkar-e-Toiba's (LeT) fundraiser, Fahim Ansari.

During the interrogation Fahim revealed that LeT operative acted as a scout for the terror group and the terrorists had planned this operation for over a year. Ansari's confession proves that the plot to strike in Mumbai was being weaved by the LeT for over a year. Fahim, is now in the custody of Mumbai Police.

Fahim told that he reached Pakistan in March 2007. He was taken to Pakistan via Abu-Dhabi and the Iran-Pakistan border. He then trained at the Baitual Mujahideen Camp in Muzaffarabad. There he also met Zaki-ur-Rahman Lakhvi, Yusuf Muzamil & Hafiz Syed. He trained with the LeT for ten months till Nov 2007.

It was this camp that was later raided by Pakistan. At the camp he was shown maps of Mumbai with the help of Google Earth. He was asked to point out important places like CST, Taj Hotel & Mantralaya. He was  then asked about height of Mumbai Airport wall, location of runway from the nearest building & the possibility of striking aircraft from the building.

Fahim said that he came to Mumbai in Oct 2007. He receded important locations in South Mumbai, marked it on a map, took photos and videos of these locations.

In Jan 2008, he handed over the video and the maps to Sabahuddin. Sabahuddin is believed to the liaison man between the LeT & the ISI. Yusuf in Pakistan had also asked him to get ready to launch an operation but he was arrested in Feb 2008.

OneIndia News (With inputs from Agencies)

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