E-mail after Jama Masjid firing: Server traced to Norway

Last Updated: Friday, September 24, 2010 - 23:44

New Delhi: The server from which an
e-mail was sent a few hours after Sunday`s Jama Masjid firing
incident has been traced to Norway, Home Minister P
Chidambaram said.

"The e-mail that came a few hours after the firing has
been traced to a server in a foreign country-- Norway,"
Chidambaram said.

In an interview to CNN, the Home Minister said the
investigators have found that it was a SIM card purchased and
put in a GPS activated mobile phone from which the e-mail,
owing affiliation to terror group Indian Mujahideen, was sent.

"So we have leads but we have to zero on the
particular person who sent it. (There is) nothing in the email
itself which directly links it the shooting (near Jama
Masjid)," he said.

Ruling out a terror link in the incident in whcih two
Taiwanese national were injured, Chidambaram said the e-mail
seems to have been prepared many days in advance and it makes
no direct mention of the shooting.

"We are not certain that the persons involved in the
shooting are directly connected with the e-mail," he said.

Two motorcycle-borne unidentified people fired upon a
group of foreign tourists in front of the Mughal era Jama
Masjid.

A "crudely-circuited" pressure cooker bomb exploded
some time after the firing, leading to panic in the area.

A few hours later, banned terror outfit Indian
Mujahideen sent an e-mail to news organisations claiming
responsibility for the incident and threatened terror strikes
during the forthcoming Commonwealth Games.

PTI



First Published: Friday, September 24, 2010 - 23:44

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