New Delhi, Sep 11: Its been over two decades since the 9/11 attacks in the United States. The face of terror had changed and none had witnessed an attack deadlier than that.
While India had complained on several occasions about terror emanating from Pakistan, the US took it seriously only post the 9/11 attacks. The attacks in the United States that brought down the twin towers of the World Trade Centre even had an Indian connection to it.
During the investigations on several occasions, an Indian link to the deadly attack had cropped up. Officials tell OneIndia that the main link was regarding the funding. The spotlight on the Indian link to the attack came back when an Aftab Ansari, who was part of the Harkat-ul-Mujahideen was brought back to India for his role in the abduction of a businessman and the attack on the American Centre in Kolkata.
A call to the Alipore jail from Karachi last year is not something that can be taken lightly. After all the call was made by a person by the name Jawed Baluchi from Karachi to a key operative called Aftab Ansari.
Ansari’s call to Karachi and vice versa was revealed to the Delhi police by Abdul Subhan the Lashkar-e-Tayiba operative they arrested.
Ansari’s continued links to Karachi despite being in jail and the hatching of an abduction of a businessman along with Subhan is very similar to the Khadim Shoe baron kidnapping case. Roy Burman the vice chairman of Khadim shoes was abducted by a gang of five headed by Aftab Ansari. It was alleged that a part of the Rs 3.65 crore ransom that they had got was pumped into New York to help with the planning of the 9/11 attack. Ansari had to be deported from the UAE at the behest of the US after this link had come up.