Pakistani Colonel Linked to Mumbai Attacks

India says officer had contact with gunmen; 37 suspects wanted
By Jason Farago,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 26, 2009 6:33 AM CST
Special public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam shows the charge sheet for the Nov. 26 terror attacks outside a court in Mumbai, India, Wednesday. Feb. 25, 2009. It runs to 11,200 pages.   (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
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(Newser) – Indian police have accused an officer in Pakistan's army of involvement in the November 2008 terrorist attacks that left 170 people dead, reports the Times of London. In a document detailing the charges against surviving assailant Ajmal Amir Kasab, which runs more than 11,000 pages, Indian authorities mention that a Pakistani government email account linked to Colonel R. Sadatullah was used to send a message connected to the attacks. Police confirmed today that he is wanted for questioning.

The naming of Sadatullah represents India's most specific allegation yet that elements in the Pakistani government or military helped plan the terrorist attacks. Police also suspect the participation of another army officer, who the 10 gunmen referred to as "the major general" in phone calls. The investigation has identified 37 suspects, including the two officers, suspected of participation in the attacks.
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