MNS criticises Pak judicial panel`s Mumbai visit

Last Updated: Monday, March 19, 2012 - 18:13

Mumbai: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena on Monday
registered its protest against the access granted to the
Pakistani Judicial Commission to record statements of four key
witnesses in the 26/11 terror attacks case.

"Eight persons have been arrested in Pakistan in
connection with the terror attacks, but Pakistan denied
permission to Indian authorities to probe them," MNS leader
Bala Nandgaonkar said in the Legislative Assembly.

"However, we accorded a red carpet welcome to the
Pakistani judicial panel," he said.

Nandgaonkar said the delegation did not even bother to
meet the injured or families of victims during their visit.
MNS members including MLA Bala Nandgaokar on Saturday
held demonstrations against the eight-member panel outside
Marine Plaza hotel.

"We had gone to their hotel to submit a memorandum to
this effect last week but we were arrested," he added.

Speaker Dilip Walse Patil did not allow discussion on
the matter since it is sub-judice.

The judicial panel on Saturday concluded proceedings
before a local court by taking down versions of investigating
officer and two doctors who had done the autopsies of the
26/11 victims.

PTI



First Published: Monday, March 19, 2012 - 18:13
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