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Crackdown On LeT’s PoK Camp

Posted by :) on December 9, 2008

Mumbai terror guru captured in Pak raid


New Delhi: The US-India 48-hour deadline is working. Pakistan on Monday closed down a terror camp run by Lashkar-e-Taiba, and arrested top LeT commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi.
In an operation backed by army helicopters, Pakistani troops swooped down on the Shawai camp outside Muzaffarabad, and after a scuffle, picked up Lakhvi from among a group of men. While the operation was confirmed by Pakistan army officials, there has been no official reaction from India.
However, privately, government sources said Pakistan needed to “do more”. In Washington, the US government said there were “some positive steps”.
It was the first concrete step from Pakistan to address Indian concerns about terrorist groups like Lashkar, or even to arrest LeT’s operational leaders. According to reports, eight LeT operatives have been picked up. India will continue to ask for Lakhvi to be tried in India, while maintaining its demand to arrest other LeT commanders like Muzammil and Zarrar Shah, named by the terrorist nabbed in Mumbai.
The Pakistani action, coming after days of immense bellicosity with India and lusty demands for “solid evidence”, has clearly come under the influence of US pressure. Given the nature of the Mumbai attack and the confessions of the arrested terrorist, there was little doubt in the minds of US, Indian and other international investigators about who exactly were involved.
In fact, by the time US secretary of state Condoleezza Rice arrived in Delhi, she had with her names and camps of those involved in the attacks, corroborated by US and Indian officials.
India would not have been able to achieve such outcomes by itself, given its lack of levers with Pakistan. But India was careful not to
engage in precipitate action, because it could have threatened the fledgling civilian government, opening it to another military coup, which India did not want.
However, Indian officials said the real action needed to be against ISI, because closing down a couple of LeT camps wasn’t enough as long as ISI retained the ability to create more such outfits. The LeT shares an umbilical relationship with the ISI. Besides, the Jamaat-ud-Dawa remained untouched, though the police chief in Pakistan’s Punjab ordered that all religious bodies of banned outfits should be closed.

Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, known as Chachu among other aliases, was “personally” involved in the planning and execution of the terror attacks in Mumbai, the lone terrorist arrested, Ajmal Amir Kasab, has told ATS
Lakhvi is believed to have personally seen off the 10 fidayeen to Mumbai, from Azizabad locality in Karachi on November 23
He and LeT’s India operations chief Yusuf Muzammil remained in touch with the 10 terrorists
even as they executed the Mumbai carnage

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