26/11 attacks had full Pak support: Chidambaram
Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Wednesday hit out at Pakistan saying it provided support to Mumbai attackers.
Thiruvananthapuram: Armed with the confession of 26/11 attacks handler Abu Jundal, Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Wednesday hit out at Pakistan saying it provided support to Mumbai attackers.
Speaking at a press conference here, Chidambaram said without naming Pakistan: “There was state support or state actors` support for 26/11 massacre.”
"His (Jundal’s) confession proves that there was support of state actors for 26/11 massacre," Chidambaram told reporters.
Pakistan has always been claiming that the Mumbai terror attacks of November 2008 were carried out by “non-state actors”.
Chidambaram said four to five suspects are still in Pakistan, but added that the Indian security agencies will catch all the perpetrators of 26/11 strikes.
He called on Pakistan to provide voice samples of all the accused.
Chidambaram also sought to nail Islamabad on supporting anti-India elements, saying “underworld don Dawood Ibrahim is in Pakistan”.
The Home Minister meanwhile confirmed that Jundal was in the Karachi control room from where Mumbai attack terrorists were guided.
Jundal has disclosed that JuD chief Hafiz Saeed was also present in the control room during the attacks.
Chidambaram disclosed that Pakistan has sought information on Jundal.
While stating that India has been asking Pakistan for Jundal’s voice samples, he added that he was on the radar of Indian intelligence agencies for over a year.
Jundal, 30, was arrested at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi on June 21 after his deportation from Saudi Arabia.