Mumbai Attack Case Study

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(Under Section 173 Cr.P.C.) IN THE COURT OF ADDL. CH. M.M., 37TH COURT, ESPLANADE, MUMBAI. The Chief Investigating Officer of the sensational and diabolic attacks by the terrorists at different iconic locations in Mumbai on 26th November 2008, hereby submits a report under Section 173 of Criminal Procedure Code, 1973 as under. A heinous criminal conspiracy has been planned and hatched in Pakistan by the internationally banned Lashkar-e-Taiba to execute a series of attacks at prominent places in Mumbai, the financial capital of the country on 26th November 2008. This was with the express intention to destabilize India, wage war against this country, terrorize its citizens, create financial loss and issue a warning to other countries whose citizens were also targetted , humiliated and cold-bloodedly killed. This Fidayeen Mission was part of a larger criminal conspiracy planned in Pakistan for attacking the commercial capital of India with intent to wage war, to weaken India economically and to create terror and dread amongst the citizens of the Mumbai metropolis in particular and India in general and, thereby, through the said unlawful activities its perpetrators committed terrorist acts. Lashkar-e-Taiba (Lashkar-e Tayyiba; literally means Army of the Good, translated as Army of the Righteous, or Army of the Pure) — also pronounced and spelt as Lashkar-i-Tayyaba, Lashkar-e-Tayyaba, Lashkar-e-Tayyiba, Lashkari-Taiba, or LeT — is one of the largest, most active and lethal militant organizations in South Asia. Lashkar-e-Taiba – “The Army of the Pure” is a militant offshoot of Markazud-Dawa-wal- Irshad (MDI), an Islamic fundamentalist organization. Markaz-udDawatul-wal- Irshad has since been renamed as Jamaat-ud-Dawa. It was founded by Hafiz Muhammad Saeed and Zafar Iqbal in the Kunar province of Afghanistan in 1989. It has its headquarter at Muridke near Lahore, Pakistan. It operates numerous training camps in Pakistan occupied Kashmir as well as...
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