`Terrorists accessed email from 10 IP addresses, 5 from Pak`

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 26, 2009 - 20:43

Mumbai: Wanted accused in the 26/11 attack
case had communicated with terrorists using an email ID which
was accessed from ten IP addresses - five from Pakistan, two
USA, two Russia and one Kuwait - a cyber law expert on Wednesday
informed the special trial court here.

Kharak_telco@yahoo.com was the email ID used by wanted
accused while communicating with terrorists via Voice over
Internet Protocol (VoIP) through New Jersey-based Callphonex,
Mukund Pawar, Crime Branch Inspector, told Special Public
Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam during examination in the court.

Of the ten IP addresses, five belonged to Pakistan,
said the witness, who traced their locations from the website.

One of the addresses (118.107.140.138) was traced to
Col R Saadat Ullah of Special Communication Organisation,
Qasim Road, Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Three addresses were traced
to World Call network Operations and the fifth came from Sajid
Iftikar, EFU House, Jail Road in Pakistan, Pawar said.

The witness said other five IP addresses, from where
the email address kharak_telco@yahoo.com was accessed, were
traced to FDC Servers.net in Chicago (USA), Ahemed Mekky in
Kuwait and Vladimir N Zernov at Joint Stock Company, Moscow.

It is the case of prosecution that Col Ullah belonged
to Pakistani Army, Nikam said.

Earlier, an FBI witness had informed the court that
terrorists were in touch with their handlers in Pakistan
through Callphonex using VOIP.

The witness told Judge M L Tahaliyani that on February
23, the chief Investigating officer in 26/11 terror attack
case, Ramesh Mahale, had called him and sought information
about the ten IP addresses provided by FBI after investigating
VOIP connections used by the conspirators.

"The police wanted to know the geographical locations
of these addresses and I traced them by downloading all the
information available on the website," the witness said.

Prime accused Mohammed Ajmal Kasab, the lone surviving
terrorist in the group of ten that attacked the financial
capital, was smiling throughout the deposition of the witness.

Kasab`s lawyer Abbas Kazmi sought time for cross
examination of Pawar.

Bureau Report



First Published: Wednesday, August 26, 2009 - 20:43

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