It left everyone incredulous. Without much drama on Sunday, December 16, barely 72 hours after the terrorist assault on Parliament, Delhi police commissioner Ajai Raj Sharma announced to the world that the special cell of the city police had cracked the case. Four associates of the slain terrorists had been nabbed. Mohammed Afzal, Jaish-e-Mohammad's main coordinator in Delhi, and his accomplice Shaukat Hussain, a fruit trader, were arrested in Srinagar. Shaukat's wife Afsan Guru and a Delhi University lecturer in Arabic, Syed Abdul Rehman Geelani, were also nabbed from Delhi's Mukherjee Nagar. The cops had managed to trace them on the basis of calls made to the terrorists' cellphones.
Sharma claims, on the basis of initial investigations, that the ISI, the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) and the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) had put their heads together to hatch the attack plan. A week of marathon investigation and interrogation has revealed: