California Man's Computer Was Used To Send Bomb Threat In India
16 Bombs Killed 45 People and Over 160 Were Wounded in Ahmadabad India this weekend:
An email was sent to television stations just minutes before the explosions warning of the blasts.
A US citizen’s computer was confiscated by police today in Ahmadabad. The citizen is a resident of California.
Police believe the computer at his apartment is linked to the emails that were sent out before the blasts. The man is currently renting the home in India.
The 48-year-old man hasn’t been identified by police and is not currently a suspect.
An e-mail, which bore the subject line “Await 5 minutes for the revenge of Gujarat,” was sent from the man’s computer to several Indian television stations minutes before 16 bombs exploded in Ahmadabad, a city in the western Indian state of Gujarat.
Police believe, however, that the message likely did not originate from the man’s computer and that someone else — presumably a hacker — simply used his computer and Yahoo account to send it.
India has been hit repeatedly by bombs planted by radical Muslim groups in recent years.
Police have zeroed in on 3 men who they believe are behind the blasts.
The Hindustan Times reported:
Police and intelligence agencies have zeroed in on three men, all currently living in Pakistan, who they believe were the masterminds behind Saturday’s deadly blasts in Ahmedabad.
They are Rasool Khan Yakoob Khan Pathan alias Rasool ‘Party’, Sohail Khan and Mufti Sufiyan. All three are key operatives of either the Lashkar-e-Tayyeba (LeT) or the Harkat-ul-Jehad-e-Islami (HuJI).