Mumbai: A Pakistani judicial commission will
arrive here on February 3 to record the statements of key
persons involved in Mumbai attack probe.
Official sources said that officers of the crime branch
have been asked to provide assistance to the Pakistani
commission during their visit here for which the Bombay High
Court had recently given a go-ahead.
The commission will be recording the statement of Ramesh
Mahale, the 26/11 case investigating officer and RV
Sawant-Waghul, the Magistrate who recorded the confessional
statement of lone surviving Pakistani gunman Ajmal Kasab. The
statements of a few doctors of JJ Hospital who treated Kasab
will also be recorded, the sources said.
All the statements would be recorded at Esplanade court
in south Mumbai, they said.
Pakistan has already issued a gazette notification on the
formation of the judicial commission and has listed the
members who will represent the Pakistan government.
The delegation will include Khalid Qureshi, the head of
the Federal Investigation Agency`s Special Investigation
Group, and Muhammad Azhar Chaudhry and Chaudhry Zulifqar-- the
two main prosecutors.
The commission will also have representatives of the
defence lawyers. Accordingly, five counsel of seven Pakistani
suspects charged with involvement in the Mumbai attacks had
informed the anti-terrorism court that they were prepared to
go to India.