Mumbai blasts: Underworld link with LeT & IM?
The Security Agencies are suspecting the likelihood of underworld involvement in the serial bomb blasts on Wednesday that were triggered at three of the busiest business centers in Mumbai, Zaveri Bazar, Opera House and Dadar, killing 21 people and injuring 141.
The underworld of Mumbai has been hyperactive in recent weeks. There have been a number of reports about various developments in the underworld such as the killing of journalist J Dey and attacks on Dawood Ibrahim’s brother’s driver. Moreover, the simultaneous blasts required a fairly good network in Mumbai as well as strong local support which the underworld can provide.
Another angle is the possibility of the involvement of Kashmiri terrorist groups supported by Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT). The blasts came on July 13, which is observed as Kashmir Martyrs Day. July 13 also happens to be Ajmal Kasab’s 24th birthday. He is the LeT hitman captured in Mumbai during the 26/11 terror attack
The terror attack came just 72 hours after the Union Home Ministry issued a warning to Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Kolkata about the possibility of a Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami (HuJI) conspiracy to target these cities.
Two operatives of Indian Mujahideen (IM) had been arrested on Wednesday morning and they will be questioned further on the 13/7 blasts. Indian Mujahideen is known for its penchant for striking on 13th and 26th days of a month.