16 Pakistani, Saudi, UAE, Omani phone numbers under the scanner

The Delhi Police Special Cell have sent 16 cellphone numbers from four different countries to the CBI and Interpol, seeking their subscriber details and call data records. These numbers nine registered in Saudi Arabia, four in UAE, two in Pakistan and one in Oman were obtained from the phone records of 26/11 accused Syed Zabiuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal arrested earlier this year.

The police had seized two cellphones from Ansari a Nasaki phone and a Nokia model that did not have a SIM card. Ansari was found to be using a Pakistani SIM card and a UAE SIM card on the Nasaki handset, according to the chargesheet filed by the police on Wednesday.

According to the chargesheet, Ansari, during his interrogation, named six persons present in the Karachi control room during the Mumbai attacks, including Lashkar-e-Toiba commander Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi. The others have been named as Abu Alkama, Abu Kahafa, Khalid alias Wasi, Zarar and Shahid alias Nadeem.

Ansari also reportedly confessed to his role in teaching Hindi to the 26/11 attackers. "He further disclosed that he taught Hindi and local Mumbai language to ten persons at a terrorist camp... in Muzaffarabad for ten days," says the chargesheet filed by the investigating officer, Special Cell ACP Manishi Chandra. The 10 persons have been named as Abu Akasha, Abu Umar, Ismail, Ajmal Kasab, Abul Rehman (big), Abul Rehman (small), Musab, Umer, Ali, Abu Fahadulla. Ansari is also said to have admitted that he spoke to Abu Akasha and Fahadulla from the control room.

The Special Cell has provided 10 e-mail accounts reportedly used by Ansari for the "purpose of recruitment of new members and spreading the message of jehad and terrorism". Of these, the police were able to access only two.

"No access was possible to other e-mail IDs due to incorrect passwords/ e-mail IDs. So far, his involvement has been found to be in 10 cases which include four FIRs in Gujarat, four by Mumbai police, three by Maharashtra Police in his hometown of Beed and one by NIA," says the chargesheet.

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