Crime Branch may visit US to share info on terror attacks

After police teams and investigating agencies from different nations visited the city to interact with the Mumbai Police and gather information on the 26/11 terror attacks...

Published:February 8, 2009 4:01 am

After police teams and investigating agencies from different nations visited the city to interact with the Mumbai Police and gather information on the 26/11 terror attacks,the Crime Branch is planning to send a team to the US to share further information on the investigations. The plans are yet to take final shape but a three-member team is likely to be sent to the US in the third week of February.

According to sources,the team will comprise Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime) Deven Bharti,Senior Police Inspector Arun Chavan of the Property Cell,and Police Inspector Dinesh Kadam of Crime Branch Unit 3. All three have been closely involved in the 26/11 probe and have had access to interrogate Ajmal Amir Kasab,the lone terrorist caught alive by the police during the attacks.

US security agencies have already displayed keenness to study the Mumbai attacks to help them prevent any similar attacks on their soil,and a team from the Federal Bureau of Investigation had visited the city. The objective of sending the Crime Branch team to the US is to share additional information on the investigations into the planning and the perpetrators,as well as study measures adopted by the security establishment in the US,which has prevented terror attacks post 9/11.

Besides the Federal BureaI,teams from the Interpol,the New York Police Department,the Royal Canadian Mounted Police,as well as German,Japanese,Singaporean and Isreali investigators have visited the city and interacted with top Mumbai Police officials on the terror probe.

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