26/11 handler had gone under scalpel to change look

Between December 2008 and January 2009, Pakistan claimed that they had conducted a string of arrests in the 26/11 case,(PTI Photo/ File)

With India still pushing to bring all the accused in Pakistan behind the Mumbai terror attacks of 2008 to justice, an alleged top Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) operative who has been identified as a handler in the case has purportedly undergone a surgery to change his appearance, senior sources in the security establishment told The Indian Express.

The LeT operative, Sajid Majeed alias Sajid Mir, who has been “underground” for the last two years, is suspected to have been part of teams “planning and plotting” to carry out strikes in India, the sources said.

“Sajid Mir has changed his appearance and has been underground for a while. Mir was heading the Karachi project (of the LeT) and was planning an attack on the lines of 26/11 on the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten, which had published cartoons of Prophet Muhammad,” said a senior official, speaking on condition of anonymity. “Mir roped in David Coleman Headley to carry out reconnaissance both in India and Denmark. But the Denmark project was called off in the aftermath of the 26/11 attack after the role of the LeT and Pakistan’s ISI was exposed,” said the official.

Another alleged LeT operative, Abdur Rehman Sayyad, who is a retired Pakistan Army officer chargesheeted by the Mumbai Crime Branch for his role in the 26/11 attack is residing in Lahore…

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