The suspects targeted include Sajid Mir
, who was indicted by U.S. prosecutors last year for allegedly working with Pakistan's spy agency to direct the 2008 terror attacks on Mumbai that killed 166 people, including six Americans.
The most embarrassing allegations for Pakistan focus on Mir
has been a target of Western and Indian law enforcement for more than a decade and technically been a fugitive even before late 2008, when Indian phone wiretaps broadcast worldwideÂ caught him directing the slaughterÂ by 10 gunmen in Mumbai from a command post in Karachi.
TheÂ U.S. government indicted Mir
, two other chiefs and an ISI major last year.
In 2007, a French court convicted Mir
in absentia on charges of leading American, British, French and Australian recruits in a bomb plot and weapons procurement.
Yet, law enforcement officials complain that Mir
, allegedly a close associate of the ISI
, engages in open extremist activity from his
home in Lahore.
And the Treasury statement reinforces those allegations.
As of 2010, the statement says, Mir was responsible for the security ofÂ Zaki ur-Rehman Lakhvi, a Lashkar military chief jailed in early 2009 for the Mumbai attacks.
Headley told interrogators after his arrest in late 2009 that Mir
had visited the jailed Lakhvi, a sign that Mir
enjoys high-level protection, according to an interrogation report by India's National Investigation Agency
as well as ProPublica interviews with U.S. and Indian counterterror officials.
As of last year, Mir
also continued to recruit militants, lead Lashkar external operations and direct terror plots, the Treasury statement says.