Sunday, November 30, 2008

Police to verify claims of Mumbai terrorists using Malaysian addresses

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 30 — Police will seek Interpol’s assistance in obtaining details on allegations by the Indian media that some of the terrorists in Wednesday’s attacks in Mumbai had used Malaysian addresses to rent apartments in the Indian city.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan said the police need to clarify the genuinity of the allegations before taking further action.

“We must check the genuinity of the facts and the police will go through the Interpol. It’s too early to say anything. It’s only a claim by the Indian newspapers.

“Once we have obtained the full details on the matter, we will take the necessary action. Until then we will not interfere with the matter,” he said when contacted today.

Musa also said that the Indian authorities had yet to provide full details pertaining to the allegations.

On the Malaysian credit cards found at the scene of the attacks, Musa said, one should not make a conclusion based on allegations.

“We’re waiting for feedback from the Indian police,” he said, adding that any preliminary information needs to be verified.

At least 185 people were killed and 295 wounded in the three-day rampage that occurred at the heart Mumbai.

The number of people killed is expected to rise as security forces carry out detailed inspections.

India’s top police officers as well as foreigners were among those who perished in the mayhem, allegedly planned by Kashmir-based Pakistani militant group. — Bernama

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