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Lashkar funded and armed SIMI, says Kamruddin
Vicky Nanjappa | September 19, 2008 11:08 IST
Last Updated: September 19, 2008 11:51 IST
The funds and weapons required to carry out terror strikes in India were provided by the Lashkar-e-Tayiba in Pakistan, revealed Khamruddin Nagori, brother of SIMI chief Safdar Nagori, during his interrogation at Indore in Madhya Pradesh [Images].
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Khamruddin Nagori was arrested in Indore along with his brother Safdar Nagori and 8 others earlier this year. Nagori's brother, during his interrogation, revealed details on how arms, ammunition and funds are transported into India from Pakistan.
He said that every consignment, required to carry out a terror strike in India, is routed into the country through Rajasthan from Pakistan. The consignment is then dumped at various locations in Jaipur [Images] and later distributed through various channels across the country.
However, of late with security being beefed up across the borders, SIMI [Images] had started using local help to raise funds for terror operations in the country, investigating agencies say.
Nagori says they had been using the help of local businessmen for raising funds in India. Financial help also used to come in from persons settled abroad who supported the cause, the SIMI operative also said during the narco test.
Investigating agencies point out that SIMI as of today is even capable of outsourcing men as their recruitment drives had been extremely aggressive in the past few years.
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