Italy Police Arrests Pakistani Suspects in 2008 Mumbai Attacks

World | November 21, 2009, Saturday // 16:37|  views

60-year-old Mohammad Yaqub Janjua has been arrested in Brescia, Italy for allegedly giving logistic assistance for the November 2008 Mumbai terror attacks. Photo by BGNES

The Italian police have arrested a father and a son suspected of offering financial aid for last year's attacks in Mumbai.

The two are Pakistanis and were detained in an early Saturday morning raid in the northern city of Brescia, BBC reports citing Italian police officials.

Mohammad Yaqub Janjua, 60, and Aamer Yaqub Janjua, 31, are accused of supplying cash from their money transfer agency to pay for an internet phone account used by people in contact with the attackers. They were identified after leads from India and the FBI.

More than 170 people, nine of them gunmen, died in the November 2008 attacks.

In July, the sole attacker surviving the Mumbai mayhem, 21-year-old Pakistani man, Mohammad Ajmal Amir Qasab, pleaded guilty to 86 charges, including waging war on India, murder and possessing explosives. The maximum sentence in his case is the death penalty.


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