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Officers in Pak Ministry of IT were Phone Guides of Mumbai Attackers

In the 26/11 chargesheet, India has pointed specifically to a serving Colonel rank Pak Army official and a civilian with operation of the VoIP communication that guided terrorists along.  They are Colonel R. Saadat Ullah and Khurram Shazad  – both with Special Communication Organisation operating under Pakistan’s Ministry of Information and Technology.   They had opened a VoIP account with Callphonex, US using Kharak Singh as the name.  It was opened on Oct 21, 2008.  And first payment of $250 was made on October 27 via a Moneygram from Paracha International Exchange a moneygram agent in Lahore.  A second payment of $229 was made on November 25, 2008.  A day before the terrorist team reached Mumbai.

Communications with the Callphonex company was done using  kharaktelco@yahoo.com as the mail id.  It was operated using around 10 IP addresses (ostensibly, from 10 different places).  Through these IP addresses, the team zeroed-in on these two gentlemen.

There is another Pak Army official who is of interest to India – probably a Major General.  He has been named by Ajmal Kasab and Indian LeT guys Fahim Ansari and Sabahuddin Mohammad, as the one involved in training the cadres for anti-India operations.  It is fairly obvious that Drishtikone’s earlier questions on what constitutes “Pakistani Administration” and who is or is not a state actor were spot on!  First, it is meaningless to talk of Pak Army and ISI separately.  Second, there is a substantial number in those two organizations, who will keep using the terrorists against India.  And this includes those at the higher levels (like Musharraf).

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