A week before several men accused in the November 2008 terrorist attack on Mumbai go to trial in the US, India on Monday released detailed dossiers on five Pakistanis, including a serving major in Pakistan's Inter-services Intelligence Directorate (ISI), charged in the case, reports the Times of India.
India aims to highlight the role of the ISI in sponsoring terror to take advantage of the spotlight on the organization following the killing of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, the paper said.
According to the report, Tahawwur Hussain Rana,a Pakistani-Canadian who is to go on trial in a Chicago court for facilitating the 2008 terror attack on Mumbai, has claimed immunity from prosecution on the ground that he was working for the Pakistan government. Meanwhile, along with Major Iqbal of ISI, the dossier includes information about the alleged head of Lashkar-e-Taiba's (LeT) Indian operation, Sajid Majeed alias Sajid Mir, as well as alleged Lashkar trainer and explosives expert Abu Qahafa. It also contains information about the alleged leader of LeT's Kashmir operations, Mazhar Iqbal alias Abu al-Qama and Muzammil, the alleged LeT commander who took charge of anti-India operations of the banned terror outfit after Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvis arrest.