Surprise, surprise: a possible Saudi connection to the Mumbai massacre. Are the “Indian Mujahideen” and the “Deccan Mujahideen” one and the same, or related in some way? Not necessarily, but that there would be a Saudi hand in the jihad in India at all is both unsurprising and something that bears further investigation.
A September article from the Times of India: “Saudi detained on suspicion of funding Indian Mujahideen,” from the PTI, September 28 :
NEW DELHI: A man from Saudi Arabia was on Sunday detained by police at the Indira Gandhi International Airport here on suspicion of funding the
terror outfit Indian Mujahideen suspected to be behind serial blasts in Delhi and other cities.
The person was taken into custody by the sleuths of Delhi Police and Intelligence Bureau at around 8:30am as soon as he reached here from Jeddah, sources said.
The suspect is being questioned at an undisclosed location and investigators are trying to ascertain if he has any role in the funding of the terror outfit, they said.
The Indian Mujahideen has been accused of carrying out several serial blasts in Delhi, Ahmedabad, Jaipur and Uttar Pradesh.
Police and the Intelligence Bureau are trying to ascertain the funding channel of Indian Mujahideen, a module of which has been cracked following the September 19 gunbattle in south Delhi’s Jamia Nagar….