New Delhi: India has re-drafted a list of its most wanted terrorists that it says are in Pakistan. The new list has 48 names.
In March this year, India had prepared a list of 50 most wanted terrorists and had already handed it over to Islamabad when it was found that two of three suspected terrorists mentioned on the list were in India, one out on bail and the other still in jail.
Red-faced, Indian agencies then withdrew the list and have now compiled the new one. The Ministry of External Affairs will hand it over to Islamabad.
India wants Pakistan to track the terrorists it says are hiding in that country. The list includes the names of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) chief Hafiz Saeed and other masterminds of the November 2008 Mumbai attack and other terror strikes in India.
IANS adds: The updated list has been compiled after every detail was "meticulously checked" from various law enforcement and intelligence agencies, a home ministry official said.
"The list is ready but is being verified again," the official said.
The sources said the ministry had got inputs from all the investigating agencies, including the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and the police from various states.
Of the two suspects who figured in the earlier list erroneously, but were later found living in India, Wazhul Qamar Khan, listed as criminal number 41 in the dossier, was found to be living in Thane. He was out on bail while undergoing trial in a blast case.
The second one, Feroze Khan, listed at number 24, was in Mumbai's fortified Arthur Road Central Jail, facing trial in the 1993 serial blasts case.
(With IANS inputs)