NEW DELHI: A huge controversy has erupted over the remains of slain al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden and what exactly happened to them. Osama bin Laden was apparently buried in the waters of the north Arabian sea, but there are now emails that suggest otherwise.
The new emails that were leaked and posted online by WikiLeaks raise serious questions as to whether Osama bin Laden was buried at sea or was he cremated in the US.
The emails were allegedly obtained by the hacker group Anonymous from Stratfor, an organisation dealing with analysis of intelligence and geopolitical analysis, Times Now reported.
After Osama was killed in Pakistan on May 2, 2011, the Barack Obama administration said his body was buried at sea in accordance with Islamic tradition.
In a set of emails given to WikiLeaks, the Stratfor's vice-president for intelligence, Fred Burton has reportedly said he doubts the official White House version of what happened to Osama's body.
So far there has been no reaction from Pakistan, where the terrorist leader was gunned down.