Witness who saw Mumbai terrorists land goes missing

Anita Uddaiya,who saw the ten terrorists arrive at the Fisherman's Colony in Cuffe Parade on Nov 26,has been missing since Jan 11.

Written by Agencies | Mumbai | Published: January 13, 2009 11:58 am

One of the witnesses in the Mumbai terror attacks case,who saw the terrorists land on the city’s shores,has gone missing,police said on Tuesday.

Anita Uddaiya,who saw the ten terrorists arrive at the Fisherman’s Colony in Cuffe Parade on November 26,has been missing since January 11.

Police said they have launched a manhunt for the missing witness,who had been taken to the J J Hospital earlier to identify the bodies of the nine killed terrorists.

The missing person’s complaint was lodged by Uddaiya’s daughter after she went missing from her house in the Cuffe Parade’s Fisherman’s Colony.

The Crime Branch of the city police,which is the investigating agency in the November 26 terror attacks,has also launched a probe into the incident.

“We are also probing the disappearance of the lady since she is a witness in the case,” Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Rakesh Maria said.

However,Uddaiya was not a key witness in the trial of arrested terrorist Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab,he said.

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