Mumbai attack: Kashmir government employee detained

November 30th, 2008 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS  

Jammu, Nov 30 (IANS) A government employee in Jammu and Kashmir has been detained for questioning after he allegedly received telephone calls from a suspected Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) activist, police sources said Sunday.The LeT, a Pakistan-based terror outfit with links to Al Qaeda, has been blamed for the Mumbai terror massacre that left 183 people dead, including 22 foreigners.

Shaukat Mamnoo, a junior assistant in the Municipal Committee of Doda, was picked up Saturday after “he received some telephone calls”, police sources said.

Shaukat first got a call from LeT activist Gulla Mamnoo asking him to watch television and “see what has happened in Mumbai”. There was another call asking for information “about the welfare of a relative in Mumbai”, the sources said.

The police source said: “We are carrying out thorough investigations of all these calls and their interpretation.”

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