LeT bomber Tunda had links with Indian Mujahideen founder: sources
Posted on: 11:58 PM IST Aug 21, 2013
New Delhi: Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorist Abdul Karim alias Tunda has confessed to links with Amir Reza Khan, the founder and ideologue behind the Indian Mujahideen, Delhi Police sources said on Wednesday. Tunda has also confessed to meeting underworld don Dawood Ibrahim in 2002, just before the latter went underground, the sources added.
Sources had earlier claimed that Tunda had helped Dawood push fake Indian currency notes from Pakistan through his network. The 70-year-old LeT bomb expert also claimed that Dawood has close links with the Pakistani intelligence agency, the ISI.
According to sources, Tunda claimed that Dawood's aide Iqbal Kana is close to a Brigadier of the ISI. He told interrogators that Kana had used Tunda's residence as a focal point for pushing fake notes, which were printed in Islamabad and Peshawar.
Tunda had also claimed that Dawood had tried to use him for his extortion racket based in Lahore. He had also reportedly told his interrogators on Sunday that he met Dawood in Karachi several times. Tunda also reportedly told the interrogators that Dawood stays in a safe house in Karachi and is guarded by Pakistan's intelligence agency ISI.
Delhi Police sources have claiemd Tunda to be a prized catch as he was linked to terror masterminds Hafiz Saeed, Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi and Dawood.