26/11 Mumbai Attack Was Planned In Pakistan

Tariq Khosa, former DG of Federal Investigation Agency of Pakistan had confirmed that the 2008 Mumbai attack ( 26/11 Mumbai Attacks )was planned and launched from Pakistan soil.
Referring to an article that was published in Pakistan newspaper Dawn, the former DG said, “Pakistan has to deal with the Mumbai mayhem, planned and launched from its soil.”
“The entire state security apparatus must ensure that the perpetrators and masterminds of the ghastly terror attacks are brought to justice. The case has lingered on for far too long,” Tariq Khosa writes in the article.

26/11 Mumbai Attack Was Planned In Pakistan

Ten Pakistani terrorist entered into Mumbai from the sea in the month of November, 2008.

Stages that were involved in plotting the bomb

One among the terrorists, Ajmal Kasab, was caught and later hanged in India. Security forces killed the others.

The terrorists who attacked Mumbai were trained near Thatta in Sindh and launched by sea from there.
“The training camp for the terrorist was identified and secured by the investigators. The casings of the explosive devices used in Mumbai were recovered from this training camp and duly matched.”

“Third , the terrorist hijacked an Indian trawler in that they sailed to Mumbai after that they painted and concealed. The investors recovered this and connected to the accused.”

“In the next stage the engine of the dinghy abandoned by the terrorists near Mumbai harbour contained a patent number through which the investigators traced its import from Japan to Lahore and then to a Karachi sports shop from where an LeT-linked militant purchased it along with the dinghy. The money trail was followed and linked to the accused who was arrested.

“Fifth, the ops room in Karachi, from where the operation was directed, was also identified and secured by the investigators. The communications through Voice over Internet Protocol were unearthed.

“Sixth, the alleged commander and his deputies were identified and arrested. Seventh, a couple of foreign-based financiers and facilitators were arrested and brought to face trial,” Khosa said.

The retired official said that the Mumbai case was unique, and that proving conspiracy in a different jurisdiction was more complex and required a far superior quality of evidence.

“Therefore, the legal experts from both sides need to sit together rather than sulk and point fingers.”

Khosa asked, “Are we as a nation prepared to muster the courage to face uncomfortable truths and combat the demons of militancy that haunt our land?”