Italy Arrests Two Pakistanis;Suspects involment in Mumbai attacks
Italian police says that these two allegedly did a money transfer to fund Nov 26 Mumbai terrorist attacks that killed around 100 people. The money is used to activate an internet phone used by the terrorists.
Italian police was following up an alert given by FBI and was tracing the money transfer made from Italy.
The fund transfer was happened in the name of another Pakistani national who was never been to Italy and did not have any links to the terrorist who attacked Mumbai.
Two Pakistani nationals suspected of being involved in the Mumbai terror attacks have been arrested in Italy.
They were arrested in the northern city of Brescia in Italy, Britain's 'Sky News' reported today.
The men are believed to have provided logistical support for last year's terror attacks in Mumbai.
Police sources claim the pair used a money transfer agency they managed to send funds for the attacks.
The money was used to pay for an internet phone account used by people in contact with the attackers, according to reports.
The duo have been identified by the police as Mohammad Yaqub Janjua, 60, and Aamer Yaqub Janjua, 31. They have been accused of aiding and abetting international terrorism as well as illegal financial activity.
On November 25, 2008, a day before the attacks, they transferred USD 229 to activate an internet phone account that was used by the attackers and their accomplices, said Stefano Fonzi, the head of anti-terror police in Brescia.
The funds that enabled the terrorists to be in touch with their handlers in Pakistan were transferred under the identity of another Pakistani man who had never been to Italy and was not involved in the attacks, reports from Italy said.