India to seek voice samples of seven accused in Mumbai attacks

India will ask for voice samples of seven Lashkar-e-Taiba operatives accused in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks during next week’s Foreign Secretary-level talks with Pakistan to help in the ongoing probe.

Highly placed sources said India will seek the voice samples of Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, Zarar Shah, Abu Al Qama, Shahid Jamil Riaz, Hamad Amin Sadiq, Younus Anjum and Jamil Ahmed.

The voice samples would be matched with the telephonic intercepts available with Indian security agencies that were recorded during the Mumbai attacks by 10 Pakistani terrorists on November 26, 2008, the sources said.

Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao will hold talks with her Pakistani counterpart Salman Bashir here on February 25 during which India is expected to convey its serious concerns over cross-border terrorism.

The seven accused were chargesheeted by a Pakistani court on November 25 last year and India now feels Pakistan can share their voice samples to assist in the ongoing investigations.

The arms training of some youth under the banner of Indian Mujahideen in Karachi, will also be conveyed to Pakistan, the sources said.

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