Indian police say they will question a man they have had in custody since February, believing he may have ties to the Mumbai Attack.
Mumbai police officer Rakesh Maria says the man, identified only as Sabauddin, will be brought to Mumbai from a jail in northern India.
Maria says Sabauddin was arrested along with an Indian national, Faheem Ansari, in February in north India carrying hand-drawn sketches of hotels, the train terminal and other sites in Mumbai that were later attacked.
Maria gave no other information on Sabauddin, including his nationality, when he spoke Tuesday.
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MUMBAI, India (AP) — Police in India said Tuesday they had identified the nine suspected Islamic militants killed during the three-day siege of Mumbai and uncovered new details about them — including their hometowns in Pakistan.
The new information, which included three gruesome photos of maimed faces, appeared to bolster India’s claims that all the attackers were from Pakistan.
The chief police investigator into the attacks also showed photos of eight of the men — some from identity cards, while others were gruesome shots of the dead attackers. The body of the ninth, he said, was too badly burned.
Most of the attackers came from Pakistan’s Punjab province, and all were between the ages of 20 and 28.
India has blamed the Pakistani-based militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba for the attacks that left 171 people dead in India’s financial center last, and have demanded that Pakistan take action.
At Tuesday’s briefing, Mumbai’s chief police investigator Rakesh Maria gave the names and the aliases used by the attackers. He also showed photographs of eight of the men and gave details of what he said were their hometowns in Pakistan. He did not say how police had tracked down their hometowns, although they have been interrogating the lone surviving gunman.