What role did Sufiyan Zafar play in the 26/11 attack?
New Delhi, Aug 5: The arrest of Sufiyan Zafar in connection with Mumbai 26/11 attack is no doubt a welcome move. He was arrested by Pakistan and is currently being questioned by the Federal Investigating Agency.
There is very little known about Zafar barring the fact that he was closely associated with Hammad Amin Sadiq- the man who arranged for the finances for the 26/11 attack.
Zafar according to details available with OneIndia, helped Sadiq move the money. Most of the money was raised through charity and also funds pumped in from abroad. Zafar was the go-in-between man appointed by Sadiq to bring in the funds.
Lashkar-e-Taiba's financial man
If Pakistan does manage to probe Zafar honestly then he would help bust the network that his boss, Sadiq had set up. Sadiq in fact had set up a vast network through which he would collect funds for the operations of the Lashkar-e-Taiba.
Zafar in fact had helped Sadiq set up two bank accounts to receive the funds for the attack. Once the funds had come into these accounts, these persons had passed the funds to the Lashkar-e-Taiba operatives. The money was used to purchase the arms, ammunition and also the dinghy engine from a shop in Karachi.
Both Zafar and Sadiq operated out of two hideouts. While one was in Karachi the other was around 100 kilometres from the city. Zafar had helped Sadiq open the bank accounts too, investigations reveal.
The name of Sadiq had figured in the dossier that Pakistan had sent to India a few months after the attack. He was arrested in 2009 itself and was termed as a prime catch. Further his close association with the Lashkar-e-Taiba chief commander, Zaki ur Rehman Lakhvi was also mentioned in the dossier.