Joins between Paris, Mumbai assaults under scrutiny
VIENNA – Austrian prosecutors said on Tuesday, they are examining a conceivable connection between a Pakistani held in Salzburg regarding last November’s fear ambushes in Paris and the 2008 assaults in Indian city of Mumbai.
‘Drives indicating this are being investigated,’ prosecutors in Salzburg said, including however that the personality of the Pakistani suspect, who has been in guardianship since December in the western Austrian city, has not been affirmed.
“Far reaching examinations on this inquiry, among others, are continuous, despite the fact that people in general prosecutors’ office has been sitting tight for data on this from Pakistan since December 2015,” they said in an announcement.
A source in Paris and the Sunday Times said that the man is thought to be a bomb producer for Pakistani fanatic associations Lashkar-e-Taiba and Lashkar-e-Jhangvi.
India holds Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), purportedly connected to Al-Qaeda, in charge of the 2008 Mumbai attack that slaughtered 166 individuals. Lashkar-e-Jhangvi is reprimanded for a string of prominent assaults as of late.
The 34-year-old was captured in Austria in December alongside an Algerian.
French specialists suspect that the Islamic State (IS) gathering, which guaranteed obligation regarding the Paris bombings and in addition assaults in Brussels on March 22, sent both men to Europe to complete assaults.
Austrian powers said in February that they are accepted to have been in a comparable situation conveying around 200 vagrants to Greece as two men required in the Paris abominations.