`LeT man got instructions from Pak-based handler`
Suspected LeT operative Mohammad Zia Ul Haq, nabbed by Hyderabad police, had received e-mails originating from Pakistan.
Hyderabad: Suspected Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT)
operative Mohammad Zia Ul Haq, recently nabbed by Hyderabad
police, had received e-mails originating from Pakistan asking
him to carryout "subversive" activities in India and had lakhs
of rupees deposited against his name in various banks.
Officials of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) said
they are trying to verify the statements made by Haq, who is
accused of plotting terror attacks in the city. He was held
from Edibazar area here on May 3 along with two hand-grenades,
firearm ammunition and some incriminating documents.
Haq, now under police custody, reportedly confessed to
having received e-mails from one Abdul Aziz of Pakistan, who
instigated him to carry out subversive activities in India,
For receiving and sending the mails, Haq had visited
cyber cafes in Rein Bazar and Mehdipatnam areas among others
last month, the officials said, adding they have seized four
computer hard disks from the shops and sent them to Forensic
Science Laboratory for analysis.
The accused have also told the SIT officials that he had
many bank accounts in various parts of the city with deposits
running to lakhs.
The investigators are trying to find out the source of
the money and suspect that Haq, a private car driver, received
huge amounts through hawala or other illegal means to carry
out "subversive" attacks.
"We are collecting details of his cash transactions from
some of the banks," the SIT officials said.
According to the investigating officials, Haq, who had at
least four SIM cards in his possession, made several calls to
foreign countries, particularly Saudi Arabia.
Haq first came in contact with LeT when he went to Saudi
Arabia in 1995. There he met a terrorist Abu Ali at Al Ghassim
and later sent to Pakistan and got training in handling of
weapons and explosives, they said.
"We are collecting details of his telephonic
conversations and have approached authorities concerned to
seek the phone call details among others," the SIT officials
Haq, who was nabbed following a tip off by the National
Investigation Agency, also reportedly confessed that he
managed to obtain two passports by submitting fake documents.
He was directed by his LeT handlers to bomb the Hyderabad
office of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, one of the four largest
auditors in the world, and was in the process of carrying out
the plan, government sources had said earlier.
In 2002, following the Gujarat riots, Haq went to
Pakistan and attended militant camps in Karachi and Pakistan-
Occupied- Kashmir Capital Muzafarabad.
Though Haq soon returned to India, he was keeping a low
profile and was working with various travel companies as taxi
driver in Hyderabad, the officials said.
Haq, who was allegedly responsible for the blast at Odeon
cinema in Hyderabad in 2006, had recently become active again
and got in touch with his handlers in Pakistan and Saudi
Arabia, they said.