Interpol notice against Hamza, 19 others

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 26, 2009 - 22:16

New Delhi: Interpol today issued Red Corner
notice against a Lashker-e-Taiba terrorists wanted in
connection with Mumbai terror strikes in November last year.

The Interpol issued notice against Abu Hamza, accused of
motivating and training the 10 terrorists sent to Mumbai for
carrying out the terror strike.

Ajmal Iman Kasab, the lone arrested terrorist in the
attack, had revealed the names of his Pakistani handlers,
including Abu Hamza, Abu Jindal, Abu Qama and Zaki-ur-Rehman
Lakhvi, who saw them off when they boarded a ship at Karachi.

Hamza had advised them on how to go about the terror
attacks, how to place bomb in a taxi and how the 10-member
terrorist team should go about their mission.

The Interpol had last night issued Red Corner Notices
against Lashkar-e-Taiba founder chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed and
mastermind of Mumbai terror strike Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi.

The Red Corner notice was issued against Saeed (59) and
Lakhvi (48) after a Mumbai court issued a non-bailable warrant
against the two for their role in the attacks in the country`s
financial hub. Saeed was earlier on the United Nations Global
Watch list.

CBI spokesman said Blue Corner notices were issued
against 19 people including Col R Sadat Ullah, believed to be
a Pakistani army personnel.

Through this, India has sought additional information
about their identity or activities in relation to a crime from
Interpol Member countries.

The notice will restrict his free movements and bring International
pressure on Pakistan to act on him, but the sincerity to do so
remains doubtful, security experts in India say.

"It brings international pressure on Pakistan to act
because now he (Saeed) will not be allowed to go abroad. He
will be deported or extradited to India if he goes abroad
because of the RCN," former Indian High Commissioner to
Pakistan G Parthasarthy said.

He said it would be difficult for Pakistan to say that
he is free and we don`t have any evidence against him.

Former Chief of Intelligence Bureau, Ajit Doval said, "We
hope that Pakistan, which claims to be at the forefront of the
war on terrorism, will take note of it and arrest and proceed
against him."

Parthasarthy however added that India committed serious
blunder by assuming that he would be handed over to us or
tried honestly in Pakistan.

"India made a fundamental blunder in assuming that we can
persuade Pakistan to either try him honestly there or
extradite him here.

Bureau Report



First Published: Wednesday, August 26, 2009 - 22:16

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