Jama Masjid terror email traced to Mumbai

The email was purportedly sent by outlawed Indian Mujahideen threatening more strikes.

Last Updated: Sep 21, 2010, 10:08 AM IST

New Delhi: The email purportedly sent by
outlawed Indian Mujahideen owning up the attacks outside Jama
Masjid and threatening more strikes ahead of Commonwealth
Games has been traced to Borivali area of Mumbai, police said
Tuesday.

The mail was sent using a Tata phone connection
procured through a fake identity card.

One person is understood to have been questioned by
Delhi Police in this regard. Police suspect the person has
some link to the firing incident.

The Indian Mujahideen had in an email sent to various
media houses threatened to unleash violence during the
Commonwealth Games soon after Sunday`s firing incident at the
Jama Masjid in which two Taiwanese nationals were injured.

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

Both of them were killed by the police in the Batla
House encounter on September 19, 2008.

"We are warning you. If you have the guts, then
organise the Commonwealth Games...We know that preparations
are on full swing. Be prepared...We are also making
preparations...The participants in the games will be
responsible for the outcome," the mail said.

The statement also denounced the killings of civilians
in the Kashmir Valley.

PTI