26/11: No word from Pak on visit of its judicial commission
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Last Updated: Monday, May 30, 2011, 21:07
New Delhi: Pakistan has not yet conveyed to India when its judicial commission will visit here to take the statement of the magistrate who had recorded the confessional statement of Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone surviving terrorist of 26/11 attack, to pursue the case there.

During the Home Secretary-level talks held in New Delhi in March, India agreed to a Pakistani proposal to host a judicial commission of that country to take statements of Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate RV Sawant Waghule, Investigating Officer Ramesh Mahale and the doctor who carried out the post-mortem of the terrorists.

Islamabad has been maintaining that it is necessary to send the commission to India as part of the judicial process of 26/11 case in Pakistan and promised at the Home Secretary- level talks that they would do so within six weeks- by May 15.

"But more than eight weeks after the Home Secretary level talks, nothing has been heard from Islamabad on the proposed judicial commission's visit to India," an official said.

The government has already conveyed to the Bombay High Court that Sawant and Waghule should be available for questioning by the Pakistani commission.

The Pakistani commission wants to interview the Indian officials in connection with the trial of seven Pakistani suspects, currently in a jail in that country, in 26/11 Mumbai attacks case.


First Published: Monday, May 30, 2011, 21:07

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