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26/11 case: Court seeks info from Italy on 2 Pak nationals

Last Updated: Friday, November 27, 2009 - 19:32

Mumbai: A city magistrate has issued a `Letter Rogatory` seeking information from Italy about a father-son duo, arrested on charges of managing money transfer to finance telephone communications of the perpetrators of 26/11 Mumbai terror attack.

On a plea made by Mumbai crime branch, Additional Chief
Metropolitan Magistrate V V Bhambarde yesterday sought
information from an Italian court about Mohammed Yaqub Janjua
and his son Aamer, both Pakistani nationals, Special Public
Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam said.

The duo, running a money transfer agency, has been
accused of transferring USD 229 on November 25 last, a day
before the terror assault, to activate an internet telephone
account to facilitate communication between the attackers and
their Pakistani handlers during the strikes.

The duo was arrested last week in a raid from Northern
Italian city of Brescia.

After the terror strikes they had fled to Pakistan, but
returned to Italy recently.

Suspected of aiding and abetting international terrorism,
a red corner notice had been issued by the interpol to track
them after FBI alerted the Italian police last December about
the money been transferred from there.

Earlier, the crime branch had urged the 26/11 trial court
to issue the Letter Rogatory, but the court directed them to
seek this relief from a magistrate, Nikam said.


First Published: Friday, November 27, 2009 - 19:32

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