Mulund blast accused living in Thane, not in Pakistan

Indian government is facing embarrassment after one of the terrorists mentioned in India’s ‘most wanted’ list handed over to Pakistan was found in Thane, near Mumbai.

Wazhul Khan, accused of carrying out the Mulund train blasts, was found living in Thane, after having been let off on bail.

He was arrested him on May 10, 2010 from Kurla by the Maharashtra Police and was released on bail in August last year.

The state police sources said that it was not consulted before the list of ’50 most wanted’ was prepared and handed over to Pakistan.

The revelation has come as a major embarrassment for the Indian government which has been accusing Pakistan of harboring terrorists, including Khan.

Others on India’s most wanted list include Dawood Ibrahim, the underworld don reportedly in Pakistan, Lashkar-e-Taiba founder Hafiz Saeed and dreaded terrorist Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi.

The list of fugitives was handed over by India’s Home Ministry at the recent talks with Pakistani officials in March.

Meanwhile, the government is reported to have ordered a probe into the entire episode.