Interpol has issued red corner notices against five Pakistani nationals, including two serving Army officers, for their alleged role in plotting terror attacks in India including the 26/11 Mumbai strike.
The notices have been issued against Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) operatives Sajid Majid and Syed Abdur Rehman Hashim, Major Iqbal, Major Sameer Ali, and Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami (HuJI) chief Ilyas Kashmiri.
Special Judge (National Investigation Agency) S.P. Garg issued non-bailable warrants (NBWs) against them on July 21 after the NIA, probing the case, submitted the case diary which also included a report on interrogation of Pakistan-born American national David Coleman Headley, a LeT operative. The NIA team questioned had Headley in Chicago in June in the 26/11 case.
Counsel for the NIA submitted before the additional sessions judge court in Delhi that its investigation was based on a “larger conspiracy against India.” It was not restricted to the Mumbai attacks and also covered reconnaissance activities by the accused in a number of Indian cities.
Unlike the 26/11 case — in which Indian investigators waited until the charge sheet was filed to apply for NBWs — in this case, the NIA succeeded in getting the warrants from the Delhi court and the red corner notices from Interpol before the charge sheet has been filed.