US sees Pakistani link in plan to hit American consulates in India

PTI
Published Feb 2, 2015, 2:12 pm IST
Updated Mar 29, 2019, 9:46 pm IST
IB last year arrested a Pakistani for doing reconnaissance of US consulate in Chennai
US Counsulate building Chennai. (Photo: PTI)
 US Counsulate building Chennai. (Photo: PTI)
New Delhi: The documents handed over by the US to India in connection with the probe into the plot to carry out terror strikes on American and Israeli consulates in the South have established communication between Sakir Hussain, undergoing jail term in the case, and Shahjee, a Pakistani national introduced to the accused allegedly by a Pakistani diplomat working in Colombo.
 
NIA, which has carried out the probe into the conspiracy, had sent a request under Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty to the US for details from service provider whose email was being used by Hussain to communicate to his handler in Sri Lanka.
 
Hussain, who pleaded guilty and is at present undergoing jail term in India, was arrested in April last year by Intelligence Bureau  sleuths with Tamil Nadu police while doing reconnaissance of US consulate in Chennai and Israeli consulate in Bengaluru.
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Location: Tamil Nadu




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