Pakistan Busts 124 Linked to Mumbai Attacks

Founder of group fingered in attacks among detained
By Jason Farago,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 15, 2009 4:10 AM CST
A gunman walks at the Chatrapathi Sivaji Terminal railway station in Mumbai, India. Pakistan has arrested 124 people in connection with the November terror attacks in the city.   (AP Photo/Sebastian D'souza/Mumbai Mirror, File)
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(Newser) – Pakistan has arrested 124 people in a crackdown on groups linked to November's Mumbai terror attacks, reports AP. India has insisted that the days-long siege of its commercial capital that killed 164 was plotted in Pakistan. But Pakistan's Interior Minister Rehman Malik said today that India needed to provide more information in order to prosecute the suspects in court.

Those arrested belong to Jamaat-ud-Dawa, an organization which the US believes is a front for Lashkar-e-Taiba—the terrorist group accused of the Mumbai attacks, reports India Today. Among the arrested is Hafiz Saeed, the founder of Lashkar and one of the prime suspects in the attacks. Five terror camps have also been dismantled as part of the crackdown, said Malik.