Mumbai Police Commissioner Hassan Gafoor on Thursday stated on record that Indians were involved in the terror attack on Mumbai last November.
In a tape-recorded conversation with the media at the Mumbai Police headquarters at Crawford Market, Gafoor said that 16 Indians are suspected to be involved in the Mumbai attacks, besides the two who have already been arrested.
None of them is a resident of Mumbai, he said, adding that they are all from 'North India'.
When rediff.com asked him," Can we say that the Mumbai police is, for the first time, claiming that there was local involvement in the Mumbai attacks," an unusually confident Gafoor replied, "The Mumbai police is not claming. This is a fact."
He added that the names of the 16 accused have been sent to Islamabad [Images], because the information received by the Mumbai police suggested that they had fled to Pakistan.