Islamabad: An investigator today informed the court conducting the trial of seven men charged with involvement in the Mumbai attacks how funds were transferred from Pakistan to the US to acquire Voice over Internet Protocol connections that were used by the terrorists who stormed India's financial hub.
Nawaz Naji, an official of the Federal Investigation Agency, informed the anti-terrorism court of Judge Chaudhry Habib-ur-Rehman about the transfer of 250 dollars to a New Jersey-based firm to buy VoIP connections that were used for communications between the terrorists in Mumbai and their handlers in Pakistan.Naji told the court that the accused were allegedly involved in transferring the funds from Pakistan to the US.
Chief prosecutor Chaudhry Zulifqar Ali told PTI after the hearing held behind closed doors at Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi that Naji recorded his testimony and defence lawyers Khwaja Haris Ahmed and Malik Rafique cross examined him for four hours.
Ali said Naji had informed the court about how the accused transferred USD 250 from Pakistan to the US account and how the VoIP connections were used by the Mumbai attackers and their handlers during November 27-28, 2008.
Naji also submitted records of the financial transaction in court, Ali said.
The judge subsequently adjourned the proceedings till 8 September, when some more prosecution witnesses are expected to testify, official sources said.