Ansari aide sidelined by LeT bosses: Cops
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Terror accused Syed Zabiuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal has told the Mumbai police that Fayaz Kagzi, an LeT operative from Beed district, was sidelined from the 26/11 terror attack plot due to his differences with LeT commander and David Coleman Headley's handler Sajid Mir alias Wassi.
Kagzi fell out of favour with his Lashkar bosses after he scuttled an initial plan to send his close relative Masood alias Abu Zarar back to India for a terror mission. Kagzi, who is believed to be living in Saudi Arabia under the name Abdul Rahim, is wanted in the 2006 Aurangabad arms haul case and the 2010 Pune German Bakery blast case.
According to interrogation report prepared by Mumbai police, Ansari has stated that one evening after prayers at the Bait-ul-Mujahideen camp in Muridke, Pakistan, he accompanied Kagzi to Lashkar commander Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi's tent to discuss a terror operation in India involving Masood.
Kagzi then told Lakhvi, "Masood khud tayyar nahin hain. Aur woh tayyar bhi ho jaaye....usse bheja bhi to maara jayega. Aur uski tasveer akhbar mein aayegi. Uski wajah se uske gharwale pareshan ho jayenge. Aur joh hamare ladke bandh hain, unko bhi police pareshan karegi (Masood is not willing to go. Even if he agrees....if he is sent, he will be killed. His photograph will appear in newspapers, and his family will be troubled. Our boys who are locked up will also face problems from the police)." Lakhvi was apparently displeased but agreed not to send Masood on the mission.
Ansari told the police that he and Kagzi were certain that Lakhvi's words were final. However, when Sajid Mir came to know of this, he was annoyed and told the duo, "Kuch karte nahin. Joh karte hain, usko rok dete (You don't do anything, and you stop those who do something)."
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