Ansari voice samples, those on terror tape match: Cops
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The Crime Branch of the Mumbai Police has received a report from forensic experts, saying that the voice samples of Zabiuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal have matched the intercepts of conversations taken during the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks.
"The Forensic Sciences Laboratory in Kalina has submitted a report to us. According to the report, the voice samples have matched. We will be attaching the report to the chargesheet," said a Crime Branch official.
The police have several intercepts of the 10 terrorists who attacked Mumbai on November 26, 2008, in which Ansari was allegedly in direct contact with them, and was issuing them live instructions.
The police have also claimed that Ansari, who was reportedly well trained in Hindi, used some Hindi words during the conversation. On being asked whether samples of Ansari specifically speaking these words had been given to the FSL for comparison, the officer declined to go into details, saying that the FSL had an "overall match".
ISI says linking it to 26/11 smear attempt
Pakistan's ISI agency has claimed it had "absolutely no role" in the 2008 Mumbai attacks and attempts to link the organisation and its ex-chiefs to the incident were a "crude smear attempt", a media report said on Monday.
A lawsuit filed in a New York court by relatives of two Jewish victims of the Mumbai attacks was "against the alleged perpetrators and masterminds, that is, Hafiz Saeed, Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi and others", sources in the ISI were quoted as saying by The News.
The sources claimed that the Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) had no role in the attacks and the inclusion of the names of former ISI chiefs Nadeem Taj and Ahmed Shuja Pasha was "only done to smear the agency and get it declared a terrorist organisation".
"There is no rocket science involved in the issue. The ISI and its (directors general) have had no role whatsoever in the Mumbai incident as regularly reported by the Indian media," a source was quoted as saying.