Indian police files chargesheet against Mumbai attacks 'planner'
[Dawn] Indian police on Tuesday filed a chargesheet against an alleged key conspirator behind the 2008 Mumbai attacks, which killed 166 people, an official said.
Police officers filed the hefty document to a local court accusing Syed Zabiuddin Ansari, who was placed in durance vile
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
in June, of being a key planner, Joint Commissioner of Police Himanshu Roy told AFP.
"It's been sent," he said, without giving details. He told the Press Trust of India news agency that the chargesheet, at more than 14,600 pages, includes names of 1,783 witnesses and 47 others wanted in connection with the attacks.
Ansari, also known as Abu Hamza or Abu Jundal, is an Indian-born member of the Pak beturbanned goon group Lashkar-e-Taiba
| ...Which still won't be enough for certain parties who believe that no evidence from a kaffir can be valid as a matter of principle.|
Army of the Pure, an Ahl-e-Hadith terror organization founded by Hafiz Saeed. LeT masquerades behind the Jamaat-ud-Dawa facade within Pakistain and periodically blows things up and kills people in India. Despite the fact that it is
banned, always an interesting concept in Pakistain, the organization remains an blatant tool and perhaps an arm of the ISI...
. He was nabbed
You have the right to remain silent...
at Delhi international airport on June 21 when he arrived from the Middle East.
He was allegedly one of the handlers based in the Pak city Bloody Karachi
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It may be the largest city in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...
, who issued instructions by telephone to the 10 gunnies during the November 2008 attacks.
The heavily armed gunnies stormed targets in Mumbai including luxury hotels, a Jewish centre, a hospital and a busy train station.
Ansari, 30, is accused of teaching Hindi to the gunnies, including Pak-born Mohammed Kasab, the lone survivor now awaiting the death penalty for his role.
Delhi police also filed a chargesheet last month accusing Ansari of involvement in terror activities across India to avenge "atrocities" against Mohammedans, the PTI reported.
That chargesheet said he had admitted his involvement in the Mumbai attacks during questioning.
India blames Lashkar-e-Taiba for training, equipping and financing the Mumbai gunnies with support from "elements" in the Pakistain military.
Pakistain has denied any official involvement. It charged seven alleged plotters behind the attacks in 2009 but has insisted more evidence is needed to convict them.
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