India seeks info from Spain on nabbed Pak men

India has sought information from Spain on the arrest of six Pakistanis and one Nigerian who allegedly provided forged passports to Lashkar-e-Toiba and groups linked to al Qaeda.

Updated: Dec 02, 2010, 21:00 PM IST

New Delhi: India has sought information from Spain on the arrest of six Pakistanis and one Nigerian who
allegedly provided forged passports to Lashkar-e-Toiba and
groups linked to al Qaeda.

The information about the busted terror cell, the
arrested men, their activities and photographs have been
sought from Spain through diplomatic channels, official
sources said.

Indian intelligence agencies have been told to be in
touch with their international counterparts to get information
about the activities of the arrested men.

"Our primary objective is to get the identities of these
men established and then find out their precise roles in
terror activities and if they had any hand in 26/11 Mumbai
terror attacks," an official said.

The six Pakistanis and a Nigerian were arrested on
Tuesday night in Spanish city Barcelona for their suspected
role in providing forged passports to Lashkar-e-Taiba, which
carried out the 2008 Mumbai attack, and groups linked to
al Qaeda.

Three others -- two Pakistanis and a Thai national --
were held in Thailand as part of the same Operation Kampai.

PTI