Indian Police Arrest A Suspect in The Mumbai Terror Attacks Probe

Category: World / Jun 25, 2012 10:16AM EDT

Indian police have arrested a man suspected of helping to plan a militant rampage in Mumbai in 2008. In This attack, Ten Pakistani gunmen killed commuters, foreigners and some of India's wealthy business elite in the three-day rampage in the city, which included attacks on two luxury hotels, a Jewish centre and a train station.A total of 166 people were killed. Indian-born Abu Hamza is a suspected member of Pakistan militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), local media reported on Monday. New Delhi blames the group for the attacks that stunned India and shattered fragile relations with neighbor Pakistan. When asked how India would approach Pakistan over hamza’s arrest, Foreign minister S M Krishna said, Let the Delhi police go through the investigation first and then they will send the report to the government and then we will certainly see what appropriate follow up action that can be taken,

India has repeatedly called on Pakistan to take action against Hafiz Saeed, the Islamist blamed for masterminding the attack on India's financial capital. But India remains hopeful. Things are getting normalized with Pakistan. It is our fond hope that a sincere effort on the part of both the countries to live as good neighbors has to be adopted, India has always been willing to do that and we hope that Pakistan will respond, said Krishna. The United States has posted a $10 million reward for help in the arrest of Saeed, whose freedom of movement in Pakistan has angered India. The 61-year-old is suspected of masterminding numerous attacks, including the November 2008 militant assault on Mumbai in which 166 people, including six U.S. citizens, were killed.