Jama Masjid firing probe: Two detained in Mumbai

Two persons have been detained in Mumbai in connection with the e-mail owning up Jama Masjid firing.

Last Updated: Sep 21, 2010, 13:51 PM IST

Mumbai: Two persons have been detained here
for questioning in connection with the e-mail purportedly sent
by terror outfit Indian Mujahideen, owning up the attacks
outside Jama Masjid in Delhi, police said on Tuesday.

The e-mail was sent using a mobile phone. The SIM card
as well as the phone were purchased using a fake address and
name, from Mumbai.

When Maharashtra ATS and crime branch officers reached
the address, they did not find anyone by that name living
there, said a senior police official.

Two persons have picked up for questioning, he said,
refusing to divulge further details.

Soon after the firing near Jama Masjid on Sunday, in
which two Taiwanese nationals were injured, an e-mail was sent
to various media houses, threatening to carry out attacks
during the upcoming Commonwealth Games.

The e-mail, sent to BBC, does not directly refer to the
incident of firing, but says "in the name of Allah, attack is
a tribute to Atif Amin and Mohammad Sajid".

Both Amin and Sajid were killed by police in Batla House
encounter on September 19, 2008.

Meanwhile, reports said the police were also interrogating a person in Delhi in connection with the firing incident.

PTI