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Mumbai: FBI team gets down to business

Vicky Nanjappa in Mumbai | December 01, 2008 15:15 IST

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The Federal Bureau of  Investigation team, which arrived in Mumbai, has commenced work on the Mumbai terror attack case. The six- member team which arrived in Mumbai a day ago got to work on Monday morning.

 

Although nobody is confirming the exact brief that has been given to the FBI, preliminary reports suggest that they would assist in the investigation. They would work along with the Mumbai Anti-Terrorist Squad which is probing the Mumbai terror strikes.

 

Intelligence Bureau sources told rediff.com that the FBI would not involve itself directly in the investigation but would take part in collecting of information regarding these attacks.

 

The IB says that there is no specific brief for the FBI. The FBI will study the case and analyse the evidence that is available with the Mumbai ATS. Apart from this they would also lend their expertise to the Mumbai ATS for this investigation.

 

The FBI would also share records it had documented during the 9/11 attacks and study the similarities involved in both the attacks.

 

This would include the modules involved in the attacks, funding and also the brains behind the attacks. The The premier investigating agency will also like to go into the death of an American national in the Mumbai terror attack.

 

The FBI is also expected to coordinate with other agencies across the world who have been affected by the Mumbai attack. IB officials say that this is the first time that the FBI is coming to India in connection with an investigation. 






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