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India wants Pak Army officer handed over for 26/11 role

Source: PTI
February 25, 2010 21:19 IST
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A serving Pakistani Army officer has been named in one of the three dossiers handed over by India to Pakistan on Thursday for his suspected involvement in the Mumbai terror attack.

The dossier has also named another officer, who has retired as a Major. The two officers have been referred as 'Major Iqbal' and 'Major Samir Ali,' sources said.

The dossiers were handed over during the Indo-Pak Foreign secretary level talks.

The role of 'Major Iqbal' is believed to have emerged in the interrogation by the FBI of US terror suspect David Headley, arrested in Chicago in September last year in connection with the Mumbai attack.

India has named 8 people, including 'Major Iqbal' and Hafiz Saeed, the leader of the Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD), the suspected 26/11 mastermind. India wants Pakistan to take action against these men and then hand them over to India.

Another dossier given by India says Pakistan is providing sanctuary to militants of the Indian Mujahideen and Khalistani supporters.

This dossier demands handing over of seven Khalistani militants and 17 Indian Mujahideen terrorists, which includes five Pakistani nationals for their role in subversive activities.

Four of the seven Khalistani militants were named. They are Jagtar Singh Hawara alias Tara, Ranjeet Singh alias Neeta, Harminder Singh and Lakhvinder Singh alias Rody.

Both 'Major Iqbal' and 'Major Samir Ali' were accused of providing training and financial help to the attackers of Mumbai on November 26, 2008.

"Basically, they were handlers of the Mumbari terror attackers," the sources said.
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