Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is expected to send a team to Saudi Arabia to secure alleged terrorist Fasih Mohammed's custody, who is wanted for his involvement in terror activates in Karnataka and New Delhi.
According to sources, Fasih Mohammed, who is an engineer by profession, is allegedly involved in the Chinnaswamy cricket stadium bomb blast in Bangalore and has a hand in a 2010 shooting incident near Delhi's Jama Masjid.
Meanwhile, his wife Nikhat Praveen has approached the Supreme Court and stated that Indian intelligences officials arrested her husband from their Dubai house on May 13, thus contradicting those of agency reports over Mohammed's arrest.
Sources said that Saudi Arabia officials arrested Mohammed following an Interpol alert and had later informed the Indian federal agency about his arrest. The Interpol agency issued a Red Corner Notice against the suspected terrorists based on the CBI's request.
Should Indian officials score success over Mohammed's extradition, then it will be the second consecutive victory for anti-terrorists agencies, following the arrest of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) suspect Abu Jundal.
Last month, the agencies probing the 2008 attacks case placed Abu Jundal in custody since his deportation from Saudi Arabia on India's request.
Jundal is believed to be a vital lead in the case that has been under investigation for over four years. He is expected to shed more light on the persons and methods involved in the execution of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks which killed at least 166 people.
In one of the latest findings of the 26/11 investigation, Union Home Minister P Chidambaram has revealed that Hafiz Saeed, the founder of Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba, may have been present in a Pakistani "control room" from where the terrorists in India received directions in carrying out the attacks.
Chidambaram told reporters on Friday that Sayeed Zabiuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal has admitted the existence of the "control room" and said that the investigation has the state's support.
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