The two remaining Pakistani suspects among five declared terrorists by Indian authorities were tracked down by The Express Tribune and Express News on Friday.
After disclosing “facts” on three of the suspects, Indian agencies released pictures of the remaining two men, claiming they too are terrorists. In fact, both the men were identified as employees of Hafeez Centre and are currently in Lahore.
Amjad Ali Khan is an employee of a mobile shop at the famed electronics market while Nadeem Malik is running a business selling old mobile phones. Both have been working in Hafeez Centre for over four years, the President of Traders of Hafeez Centre, Fayyaz Butt said while speaking to The Express Tribune.
Khan added that an Indian number had repeatedly called both individuals and inquired about their links with possible terrorist organisations.
Leading Indian newspapers quoted the story published in The Express Tribune on Thursday, following the release of photographs of three alleged “terrorists”. Mumbai police claimed the men belonged to banned outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and had entered Mumbai.
After this information was unearthed, Indian authorities released two more pictures of other alleged terrorists to cover their negligence but The Express Tribune and Express News traced the remaining two alleged” terrorists, ”and they too were in Lahore.
The Intelligence Bureau had stated that five LeT operatives, in the age group of 25-30 ,armed with fake identity cards, had slipped into the country to carry out attacks on several sensitive installations in Maharashtra as well as Gujarat.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 12th, 2012.