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Tunda says ISI made him smuggle in fake Indian currency, say sources

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Aug 19, 2013 at 04:04pm IST

New Delhi: More details are emerging out of the interrogation of Abdul Karim alias Tunda, the key Lashkar-e-Toiba bomb maker, arrested by the Delhi Police on Saturday. Sources have told CNN-IBN that Tunda claims that he was told to smuggle in fake Indian currency notes by the ISI since 2005.

He has revealed that ISI used to provide him the fake Indian currency notes, say sources. Sources say that Tunda has named two majors of the ISI and a few brigadiers who provided him with the fake notes.

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Delhi Police sources claim Tunda is a prize catch as he was linked to terror masterminds Hafiz Sayeed, Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi and Dawood Ibrahim.

Tunda had also reportedly told his interrogators on Sunday that he has met underworld don Dawood Ibrahim in Karachi several times. Tunda also reportedly told the interrogators that Dawood stays in a safe house in Karachi and is guarded by Pakistan's intelligence agency ISI.

"He(Tunda) claims that Dawood first called him to meet in 2010. He says that the underworld don stays in a safe house in Karachi and is guarded by ISI. His movements is restricted and monitored by the intelligence agency," a top Delhi Police official said.

During his stay in Pakistan, Tunda told the police he had been in touch with organisations like the ISI, LeT, Jaish-e-Mohammed, Indian Mujahiddin and Babbar Khalsa and had been meeting people like Hafiz Saeed, Maulana Masood Azhar, Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, Dawood Ibrahim and several others wanted by India.

(With additional information from PTI)

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