Lakhvi, two others in police custody: sources

14 February 2009
The Hindustan Times


New Delhi: LeT operations commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, the suspected Mumbai attacks mastermind and communications expert Zarar Shah are in Pakistan’s custody, a day after an FIR was lodged against them by the country’s FIA in connection with the 26-11 terror strikes. Both Lakhvi, Shah and Hamad Ameen Sadiq, a key militant linked to Mumbai terror attack, are linked to the Lashkar-e-Toiba and have been named in the FIR lodged the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), western diplomatic sources told PTI. Though Shah and Lakhvi were arrested during a raid by Pakistan Army near Muzaffarabad in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) in early December, they were handed over to ISI for investigations, they said. Sadiq was taken in to custody by the FIA after its investigations into the dossier given by India on the 26-11 Mumbai terror strikes, Interior Ministry chief Rahman Malik had told reporters on Thursday. Sadiq, who hails from southern Punjab and was arrested in Karachi, is being seen as a key LeT operative though he had not come under the scanner of India.