26/11 case: India asks Pak for voice samples

India has asked Pakistan to inform it about the steps being taken to process the requests for voice samples of all Mumbai terror attack accused.

Last Updated: Dec 21, 2010, 22:31 PM IST

New Delhi: India has asked Pakistan to
inform it about the steps being taken to process the requests
for voice samples of all Mumbai terror attack accused,
currently based in that country.

New Delhi conveyed to Islamabad that in principle it has
agreed to allow a Pakistani Commission to travel here to
interview key witnesses and other officials in connection with
the trial of seven Pakistani suspects in 26/11 Mumbai terror
attacks case.

India wanted the voice samples of Pakistan-based
"handlers" of the 10 terrorists who attacked Mumbai on
November 26, 2008, and information about seven persons
involved in the attacks whose names were given by Home
Minister P Chidambaram during his meeting with his Pakistani
counterpart in June in Islamabad.

"We have conveyed to Pakistan that we want the 26/11 case
in Pakistan to reach its logical conclusion. We have no issues
in allowing them to visit India but they should also let us
know what they are doing to our requests," an official said.

Pakistan government wants to send a Commission to take
statements of Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate R V
Sawant Waghule and Investigating Officer Ramesh Mahale, who
recorded 26/11 convict Ajmal Kasab`s statement, and the
doctors who carried out the post-mortem of the victims and the
terrorists.

Asking Islamabad to fulfil its "obligation and
commitment" to bring to justice the perpetrators of the 26/11
carnage, India regretted that no feedback has been received on
several issues raised by New Delhi.

PTI