WEB TERROR SUSPECTS ARRESTED IN MUMBAI
In India, Mumbai Police have made a major breakthrough, on Monday 10/06/2008, in finding the authors of terror emails sent by the INDIAN Mujahideen prior to the Hyderabad Attack, Ahmedabad Bombings and Delhi Markets Blasts.
Police Commissioner Hasan Gafoor has told reporters that three Internet engineers who allegedly sent threatening emails have been arrested. He said the Internet technicians were arrested over their probable involvement in sending the emails from three locations using wireless equipment.
According to the Indian police the men had visited Mumbai five times, to conduct surveys of various areas to find suitable wi-fi (wireless internet connection) hot spots before sending messages a few minutes before the bombings (see also - Mankhrud Arrests).
17 others have recently been arrested over the string of terror bombings.
Preliminary interrogations have discovered the accused had planned to carry out more bomb blasts in Mumbai during a Hindu festival.
One of the suspects, Mohammed Mansoor Asgar Peerbhoy (31) alias Mannu, a resident of Pune, was employed with Yahoo as a principal software engineer. He speaks good English and was responsible for finalizing the draft emails before they were sent from three different locations in Mumbai. The two others are Mubin Shaikh (24), a senior technical advisor in an IT - information Technology company, and Asif Bashir Shaikh alias Mehmood (22), a mechanical engineer. The police also arrested Mohammed Akbar Ismail Chaudhary alias Yakub who drove them from Pune to Mumbai.
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