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Two Detained In Mumbai For Terror Mail

Mumbai: Two persons have been detained here for questioning in connection with the e-mail purportedly sent by terror outfit Indian Mujahideen, owning up the attacks outside Jama Masjid in Delhi, police said on Tuesday.The e-mail
PTI September 21, 2010 12:29 IST
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Mumbai: Two persons have been detained here for questioning in connection with the e-mail purportedly sent by terror outfit Indian Mujahideen, owning up the attacks outside Jama Masjid in Delhi, police said on Tuesday.

The e-mail was sent using a mobile phone. The sim card as well as the phone were purchased using a fake address and name, from Mumbai.

When Maharashtra ATS and crime branch officers reached the address, they did not find anyone by that name living there, said a senior police official.

Two persons have picked up for questioning, he said, refusing to divulge further details.

Soon after the firing near Jama Masjid on Sunday, in which two Taiwanese nationals were injured, an e-mail was sent to various media houses, threatening to carry out attacks during the upcoming Commonwealth Games.

The e-mail, sent to BBC, does not directly refer to the incident of firing, but says "in the name of Allah, attack is a tribute to Atif Amin and Mohammad Sajid".

Both Amin and Sajid were killed by police in Batla House encounter on September 19, 2008.

The email purportedly sent by outlawed Indian Mujahideen owning up the attacks outside Jama Masjid and threatening more strikes ahead of Commonwealth Games has been traced to Borivali area of Mumbai, police said on Tuesday.

 The mail was sent using a Tata phone connection procured through a fake identity card.  One person is understood to have been questioned by Delhi Police in this regard. Police suspect the person has some link to the firing incident.

The Indian Mujahideen had in an email sent to various media houses threatened to unleash violence during the Commonwealth Games soon after Sunday's firing incident at the Jama Masjid in which two Taiwanese nationals were injured.

 An e-mail sent to BBC does not directly refer to the incident of firing but says, "in the name of Allah, the attack is a tribute to Atif Amin and Mohammed Sajid."

 Both of them were killed by the police in the Batla House encounter on September 19, 2008.

 "We are warning you. If you have the guts, then organise the Commonwealth Games...We know that preparations are on full swing. Be prepared...We are also making preparations...The participants in the games will be responsible for the outcome," the mail said.

The statement also denounced the killings of civilians in the Kashmir Valley. PTI