NEW DELHI: In the season of conspiracy theories, there is another one that is gaining ground. A demand for the probe of Mossad and CIA’s role behind the Mumbai terror attacks has been made by Roznama, Rashtriya Sahara’s a leading Indian Urdu daily.
The demand comes at a time when minority affairs minister A R Antulay, supported by large sections of the Muslim community, has demanded a probe into the killing of Maharashtra ATS chief Hemant Karkare.
Roznama group editor Aziz Burney said the operation could not have succeeded without local support. “The terrorists came at least some time before 26/11. They created a hub in Nariman House. Neighbours have said that they noticed the presence of some strangers a few days before the attack,” said the well-known Urdu journalist in an effort to link the Mumbai attacks to a conspiracy involving Jews. Nariman House is owned by a Jewish sect. According to him, terrorists ordered large amounts of mutton and other provisions to last for several days.
He also added that it was impossible to stash such arms and ammunition in the Taj Hotel without having checked in for some time. “Why isn’t the guest list being checked. The terrorists would have received some support from within the hotel,” he said.
Linking the Mumbai terror attacks to 9/11, the editor said that on the day that New York was attacked, deaths of Jewish citizens was minimal because they had been forewarned and had taken off from work. “That was a plot hatched by Mossad and CIA and so is the Mumbai attacks,” he said.
Burney said the attacks were part of a larger conspiracy hatched in connivance with the Congress government, Leader of Opposition L K Advani, Mossad and Chota Rajan to disable the Malegaon investigations. He also named Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Rajnath Singh as involved in the conspiracy.-SANA