Terror Suspect Found in Mumbai Jail

A terrorism suspect India had demanded its rival Pakistan hand over during security talks two months ago has been in a Mumbai jail for over a year, the second man on a most-wanted list already arrested in the city.

A “lapse” by police meant they failed to notify Interpol that Feroz Abdul Rashid Khan, accused of involvement in bomb blasts in India’s financial capital in 1993, had already been taken into custody, the Central Bureau of Investigation said in a statement yesterday.

The CBI said it has suspended five people over the incident and is conducting a “thorough review” of those remaining on the list of India’s 50 most sought fugitives.

Another man named, Wazhul Kamar Khan, was arrested by Indian police last year over alleged links to bombings in India’s financial capital in 2003, the Hindustan Times reported today. He was released on bail, it said.

Indian Home Secretary Gopal K. Pillai handed over the 50 names to his Pakistani counterpart in March during the most prominent security cooperation between the two countries since the Mumbai terrorist attacks that killed 166 people in November 2008.

To contact the reporter on this story: Andrew Macaskill in New Delhi at amacaskill@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Peter Hirschberg in Hong Kong at phirschberg@bloomberg.net

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