Bike ‘2611’ Used in Crime, Accused Paid Rs 1,000 Extra to Get Number of Choice

The registration number of the motorcycle used by the killers of a tailor in Udaipur may be a chilling reference to the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks. Officials said the vehicle’s number ‘2611’ was obtained by one of the accused by paying a specific fee. The serial attacks, which took place on November 26, 2008, are often referred to as 26/11 in general.

The accused, Riaz Akhtari and Ghouse Mohammad, fled after brutally hacking tailor Kanhaiya Lal to death on June 28. They were caught in Bhim area of Rajsamand hours after the incident.

According to officials, in March 2013, when he bought the bike, Akhtari paid Rs 1,000 to obtain the number of his choice.

“The registration number of the bike on which they were fleeing was RJ 27 AS 2611. The motorcycle was handed over to the SIT (special investigation team) for further action,” said the station house officer of Bhim police station.

According to Udaipur regional transport officer Prabhu Lal Bamniya, the motorcycle was registered under Akhtari and he had paid a fee of Rs 1,000 to secure the number in March 2013.

On November 26, 2008, 10 Pakistani terrorists arrived at Mumbai by sea and opened fire indiscriminately at people, killing 166, including 18 security personnel. Ajmal Kasab was the only terrorist captured alive and was hanged four years later on November 21, 2012.

A senior police official said two more were arrested late on Thursday for conspiring to Kanhaiya’s killing. The main accused posted the young tailor’s grisly beheading online claiming responsibility and issuing threats to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s life.

Police said the co-conspirators of the murder were arrested and being interrogated. They have been identified as Mohsin and Asif. The case is now being probed by National Investigation Agency with the support of the Anti-Terrorist Squad and Special Operations Group of the Rajasthan police.

(With PTI inputs)

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