Sunday, February 22, 2009

IM members learnt hacking, purchased devices from America - - 18 Feb 09

Mumbai: In an 1,800-page chargesheet filed before the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) Court on Tuesday, the Mumbai police has charged 21 alleged terrorists of the Indian Mujahideen (IM) group of being involved in the planning and execution of bomb blasts across the country, of forming an organised crime syndicate for terror-related activities, and of hacking into WiFi accounts to send emails claiming responsibility for the Ahmedabad and Delhi blasts and for Surat's unexploded bombs.

Apart from the 21 arrested terrorists, the chargesheet has named six others as wanted accused. The accused wanted to create ‘terror, mayhem and fear’ among people and stole vehicles later used in bomb blasts, says the chargesheet.

They were also involved in explosions in different cities since 2005, it adds.

While all the 27 accused have been charged under the Indian Penal Code for waging war against the nation, criminal conspiracy, deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings or any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs, statements creating or promoting enmity, hatred or ill-will between classes, criminal intimidation, as well as sections of the Arms Act, Explosives Act and Explosives Substances Act, various sections of the Information Technology and sections of the MCOCA, it details the role of each accused too.

They also worked for ICICI, Infosys, Yahoo.

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