Four terror strikes between ‘07 and ‘11 when Fasih was in India, say police
In a chargesheet filed in court on Saturday, the Delhi Police Special Cell said Fasih and other founding members of the IM received “generous support from many people in Pakistan who are well placed in the government there”. The chargesheet — based on Fasih’s confession — describes him as a “motivator” of the IM.
Immigration records show 30-year-old Fasih — who was arrested at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport on October 22, 2012 — came to India five times between May 2007 and October 2011, the chargesheet says.
During one of those visits — from February to June 2008 — a series of nine blasts killed over 60 people in Jaipur on May 13, 2008.
Two years later, when Fasih was in the country between February and April 2010, a bomb at the famous German Bakery in Pune killed 17 people on February 13, the chargesheet says. A month later — and days before he left — several people were injured after two bombs went off at Bangalore’s Chinnaswamy Stadium on April 17.
Fasih was allegedly also in India on September 19, 2010 when, just over a fortnight ahead of the Commonwealth Games, two Taiwanese tourists were fired at and a car burst into flames close to the Jama Masjid