Pak Army run SCO denies hand behind Mumbai attack

March 3rd, 2009 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI  

Islamabad, Mar.3 (ANI): The Pakistan government controlled Special Communication Organisation (SCO) has denied involvement in the Mumbai terror attacks.
A statement issued by SCO said that it has no connection with the Mumbai incident, and termed reports about its officials being involved in providing telecom support to the Mumbai attackers as baseless and unfounded.
The SCO is run by the Pak Army .It is operated and managed by serving and retired army officials.
Earlier, media reports suggested that Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Saadat Ulah, an employee of SCO, was involved in providing communication and telecom support to the 26/11 perpetrators.
The reports in media have tried to implicate SCO in the Mumbai Attacks on mere assumption that all the 4500 public IP addresses are used by SCO and therefore employees of SCO might be involved in the Mumbai terrorist attacks, the SCO stated.
SCO is an internet service provider and if at all one of its IP addresses has been misused by one of its subscribers for VoIP communication it does not mean that SCO is involved in it, The Dawn quoted a SCO statement, as saying.
Major General Muhammad Khalid Rao, who is believed to be currently working with the Pakistan army, is the head of the organization, while another army official, Brigadier Riaz Hussein Shah is SCOs deputy director general. (ANI)

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