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Mumbai attacks: J&K government employee, wife in custody

Source: PTI
December 01, 2008 14:06 IST
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The Jammu and Kashmir police on Monday questioned a state government employee, who was taken into custody along with his wife in the state's Doda district, for his possible links with the Mumbai terror attacks.

Showkat, who is working as junior assistant in the municipal committee in Doda town, was picked up by the police along with his wife on Saturday after he was found to have made several calls to Mumbai during and after the attack in the financial capital, police sources said in Jammu on Monday.

His wife was let off after preliminary questioning. So far, the police are yet to establish his links with the Mumbai terror attacks, but the phone calls he made were being verified, the sources said adding, he was being subjected to sustained questioning.

Showkat along with his wife were picked up after security agencies intercepted his alleged conversation with one suspected Lashkar-e-Tayiba militant identified as G Mamnoo asking him to watch television and see what was happening in Mumbai, they said.

He also received a call asking for information about the welfare of Abdul Majid, the brother of his wife, living in Mumbai.

Majid has been working in Mumbai for last few years, the sources said. No team had come from Mumbai to take custody of Showkat as of yet, they added.

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