New Delhi: The security agencies on Saturday collected the voice sample of arrested 26/11 attacks handler Abu Jundal, even as his interrogation continues to piece together the missing links in the Mumbai attacks controversy.
Jundal’s voice sample would be matched with that of one intercepted during the Mumbai attacks of November 2008.
If the two samples match, India would have one solid evidence to nail Pakistan at the international fora. Even though it’s clear the 26/11 attacks were directed from Pakistan, the matching of samples would provide concrete evidence which Islamabad has been demanding to take action in the case.
On Friday night, Pakistan Interior Ministry chief Rehman Malik called on India to provide more details about Abu Jundal and said criminals using "fake" passports cannot be Pakistani.
"Pakistan expects to receive a copy of the statement of (Jundal). I expect to have original passport claimed to have been allegedly given by (Pakistan)," Malik wrote in a message posted on Twitter late last night.
Indian authorities have said that Abu Jundal, who is an Indian citizen, had travelled to Saudi Arabia on a Pakistani passport.
In recent interactions with the media, Malik has questioned whether the passport used by Ansari was genuine.
India had on Friday asked Pakistan to admit that Abu Jundal had found a safe haven on its soil and had masterminded the attacks on the Indian megapolis.
Home Minister P Chidambaram said he was willing to admit that Abu Jundal is an Indian, just as Pakistan's Interior Minister Rehman Malik claimed a couple of days ago.
Chidambaram said he expected Pakistan to admit facts relating to the terror suspect having set up a "control room" in Karachi and having trained the 10 terrorists who attacked Mumbai in November 2008.
The attacks, at key locations and landmarks of Mumbai, claimed the lives of 166 people, including many foreign nationals.
First Published: Saturday, June 30, 2012, 14:38