Pak claims binned by Indian probe
The investigation into the Mumbai attack is throwing up new links and it's not just limited to Pakistan. Lashkar-e-Toiba's (LeT) link to Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami (HuJI) in Bangladesh is now being actively looked into.
Faisal Nayeem was deported to Pakistan in 2006 under American pressure. He was the LeT's commander in Dhaka.
Sources investigating the attack claim that Nayeem got in touch with LeT's present Bangladesh head, Imran Mian to arrange SIM cards for the fidayeens who carried out the Mumbai attacks.
During his stay in Bangladesh, Nayeem had set up an intricate network of agents which allowed him to take Indian youth to Pakistan via Bangladesh. They were trained in Pakistani terror camps and sent to India.
Nayeem told Bangladeshi investigators that he had coordinated several fidayeen attacks during his stay in Bangladesh, including the attack on the RSS headquarters in Nagpur in 2004 and a BSF post in Hyderabad in 2005.
Indian investigators have definitely found Bangladeshi links to the Mumbai terror attacks, but those have been limited to Bangladesh-based terrorists providing logistical support, like arranging SIM cards to those who attacked Mumbai.
Analysts believe that this is a ploy to create tension between India and Bangladesh at a time when a new government has come to power in Dhaka. Sources in Dhaka indicate that Sheikh Hasina's government is clearly not catering to Pakistani interests like previous Bangladeshi governments.
Four decades after gaining independence from Pakistan, Bangladesh is finally acting against the war criminals, mostly allies of Pakistani military and Jammat-e-Islami cadres who had committed the worst genocide in Asia's post-colonial history that left 2.5 million people dead and half a million women dishonoured.
Minister of State for external affairs Anand Sharma says Pakistan is using diversionary tactics to delay investigations.
Sharma said, “It would have been better if Pakistan had not used diversions and deflections in the first place. There is no point showing the red herring now. Everyone knows who the attackers are and where they come from. They have been named not only by India but by UN security council as well.”