New Delhi / Mumbai, June 25: In a major breakthrough in the 26/11 case, the Special Cell of the Delhi Police on Monday arrested an alleged LeT operative, believed to be a key handler of Pakistani terrorists, those who executed the Mumbai terror attacks.
The suspect – identified as 30-year-old Abu Hamza alias Sayed Zabiuddin alias Zabi Ansari alias Abu Jindal alias Riyasat Ali – was nabbed on June 21 from the Indira Gandhi International Airport here while returning from a Gulf country, police said.
Hamza was remanded to police custody for 15 days by a Delhi court on the same day.
Meanwhile, the alleged LeT terrorist during his interrogation, admitted his active role in the 26/11 attack saying he had worked in close tandem with terror mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi.
Hamza confessed his role in the country's worst terror attack and admitted that he was present in the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) control room in Karachi and was giving direction to the 10 terrorists who carried out the strike.
During interrogation, Hamza gave a deep insight into the situation at 'Karachi control room' monitoring the Mumbai attack.
Hamza was one of the Pakistani handlers who was giving instructions to the 26/11 terrorists. He reportedly identified targets for the 26/11 attacks.
According to the officials associated with the probe along with five others, Hamza was present in the 'control room' set up in Pakistan and was heard instructing terrorists who were engaged in a fight with NSG commandos at Nariman house.