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Terrorists were from Pak, we have proof: Top cop
Vicky Nanjappa in Mumbai | December 02, 2008 20:52 IST
Last Updated: December 03, 2008 02:09 IST
Mumbai Police Commissioner Hassan Gafoor on Tuesday gave some perspective about the investigation into the Mumbai terror attacks [Images], stating that the terrorists involved were Pakistanis and that there was ample evidence to prove this.
Addressing a press conference at his office in Mumbai, Gafoor said terrorists came from Karachi and the interrogation of an arrested terrorist gave proof of the same. On whether the ISI was behind this attack, the commissioner said there was no proof as yet to show the same.
The commissioner also clarified that they had no intelligence warning on the attack. He stuck to the stand that only 10 persons had carried out the attack on that fateful night and added that it was entirely an operation launched from outside.
On the role played by Dawood Ibrahim [Images], he said investigation into this aspect was still on.
How the attack was carried out?
The commissioner further added that all terrorists were equipped with bombs. Two bombs were planted in taxis while the remaining three were defused near the Taj, Leopold and Trident.
Further, the commissioner said that terrorists' target was foreigners and that although Leopold did not figure in their plan, they fired at it as there were many foreigners there.
The attack seemed to be a very Mariott Hotel-styled attack, he said, adding that these men had trained for a year before they could carry out this operation.
Gafoor said investigations into the involvement of local modules will continue. We have only questioned some people in connection with this attack. He added that no detentions had been made so far.
On a question whether they were able to furnish proof to Pakistan regarding this incident, Gafoor said that once the probe was complete, they would definitely give Pakistan proof.
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