Pictures Released of Mumbai Suspects- 350 Detained in India
India released the pictures of two bearded suspects, Sayyad Zabiuddin and Zulfeqar Fayyaz, for the train blasts in Mumbai on Tuesday.
Image released by Indian Police Thursday July 13 2006 of a man identified as Sayyad Zabiuddin. Indian authorities on Thursday named two men as the first suspects in this week’s train bombings. (AP)
Indian officials were looking for Sayyad, a suspected LeT member, in June for an arms haul case. There are also reports that his group promoted training in Pakistan!
Indian authorities also confirmed that an Indian student Islamic Group was involved in the bombings on Tuesday. 350 people have been detained in Mumbai:
The Home Affairs Ministry of Indian has confirmed the involvement of Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) in the Mumbai blasts, according to the NDTV Thursday.
SIMI provided local logistics for the deadly blasts that killed 185 people and injured 714 others Tuesday evening, said the TV.
A probe has revealed that all bombs were placed in the luggage rack of the compartments and timers were used to trigger the blasts.
Intelligence officials also claim that ten LeT members were involved:
Intelligence agencies probing Tuesday’s terror strikes in Mumbai’s suburban trains on Wednesday said at least ten members from the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and the outlawed Students’ Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) were responsible for carrying out the attacks.
A senior intelligence official told TOI that while three or four were LeT operatives, hailing from Jammu and Kashmir and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), the rest belonged to SIMI’s newly formed outfit, Tehfaz-e-Sherai Islam, and were from Solapur and Kalyan in Maharashtra.
Evidence was found at the blast sites including electronic timers:
A timer device was found near one of the rail stations and an unexploded device may have been found, police and government sources said, which could provide vital evidence about those responsible for the attacks.
India is tracking calls from Mumbai to Pakistan and Afghanistan immediately after the attacks.
** Mumbai Help Blog is now posting photos of missing persons since the blasts on Tuesday.