ISI funded Mumbai July 13 blasts: Report

Pak`s intelligence agency - ISI with active help from locals within India is said to have carried out the July 13 blasts in Mumbai.

Updated: Sep 01, 2011, 10:18 AM IST

Zeenews Bureau

New Delhi: Pakistan`s notorious intelligence agency – Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) with active help from locals within India is said to have carried out the July 13 triple explosions in Mumbai, which killed 26 and left 126 injured, a newspaper claimed on Thursday.

The Maharashtra Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS) has zeroed in on few inputs which suggest that ISI had financed the whole operation and sent the money through Saudi Arabia to Mumbai, where locals were hired to carry out the blasts, a newspaper report said.

The report also further stated that the explosive material was given to the sleeper modules in Mumbai by the ISI.

The case is being investigated by the Maharashtra (ATS) along with Mumbai Police, Maharashtra`s Criminal Investigation Department (CID), National Investigation Agency (NIA) and others, with support from the local security agencies in several states. However, the progress has been slow.

According to the newspaper report, General Murad of the ISI along with the help of joint operation of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) and Indian Mujahideen (IM) modules planned and carried out the serial blasts.

The investigating agencies which have conducted many raids across the country are hoping that the information is credible and may help in cracking the case.

However, information on General Murad is not easily available. While, some reports suggest that one Col Murad used to train the LeT terrorists a decade ago and they do not know of any Gen Murad handling the anti-India operations.

Still the investigators believe that this could also be the combat name of some ISI man in charge of the operations in India.