As Mumbai Police is finalising its chargesheet in the 26/11 terror strike cases,the crime branch has approached the FBI for help in attaching the proof of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services being used by terrorists of Lashkar-e-Taiba with their masters in port-city of Karachi in Pakistan.
While Mumbai’s crime branch has maintained a studied silence over the filing of chargesheet,sources in investigating agencies said the US investigating agency’s help had been sought in sharing the proofs like call details made through VoIP and from the Satellite phone.
Though the case is water-tight but these kind of proofs would further nail Pakistan’s claims that the conspiracy of 26/11 was not hatched in that country,senior officials in the investigation agency said,adding the Islamabad’s claims that the conspiracy was hatched in Bangladesh was absolutely wrong.
India and the United States share a Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT) which came into effect on December three,2005.
According to the treaty,the ability of the two countries to pursue their common objective of law enforcement of putting in place a legal mechanism to enable them to provide to each other assistance in connection with the investigation,prosecution,prevention and suppression of crime including those relating to terrorism.