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FBI wants to question Fahim Ansari for 26/11 terror strikes
Sumir Kaul in New Delhi | February 01, 2009 21:11 IST
Officials of Federal Bureau of Investigation have made a request to interrogate two militants arrested earlier by the Uttar Pradesh [Images] Police and questioned by Mumbai [Images] Police in connection with the 26/11 terror strikes.
He claimed to be an ardent follower of Laden and had grown a beard like the global terrorist. "After joining my job in Dubai, I also used to discuss about Jehadi activities and appreciate the actions of Osama. My co-workers called me as Osama as I was keeping a beard like him," the militant is said to have told in his interrogation.
The FBI now wants to know whether the Mumbai terror strikes was a deep-rooted conspiracy for which planning had been done from earlier last year.
Ansari and another Lashkar militant, Sabbauddin, were arrested by central security agencies in February and April last year respectively. The FBI has already questioned Mohammad Ajmal Amir Iman Kasab [Images], the lone Lashker-e-Taiba militant involved in November 26 terror strikes, for over nine hours recently to ascertain about his role and handlers in Pakistan.
Fahim was arrested on February 12 last year in connection with the New Year eve attack on a CRPF camp in Rampur in Uttar Pradesh. Five militants of Lashkar-e-Tayiba [Images] were arrested along with him.
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