26/11: Pak judicial commission will visit India

Last Updated: Thursday, December 29, 2011 - 20:02

New Delhi: Pakistan has formally conveyed to
India that its nine-member judicial commission will visit here
next month to interview key persons linked to the probe into
the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.

New Delhi was informed on Tuesday that the Pakistan
judicial commission will visit India in January 2012 and the
mutually convenient dates of the tour will be finalised soon,
official sources said.

The commission will take the statements of Additional Chief
Metropolitan Magistrate R V Sawant Waghule and Investigating
Officer Ramesh Mahale, who have recorded the confessional
statement of Ajmal Kasab, the lone surviving terrorist
involved in the 26/11 attacks, to pursue the case in Pakistan.

It also wanted to take the statements of the two doctors
who carried out the post mortem of the terrorists killed.

"We have conveyed the Pakistan`s communication to Bombay
High Court for information and necessary action," a source
said.

Government has to inform the High Court about the visit of
the judicial commission as the terror incident and the trial
of the case had taken place under its area of jurisdiction.

Pakistan has already issued a gazette notification on the
formation of the judicial commission and has listed the
members who will represent Pakistan government.

The delegation will include Khalid Qureshi, the head of
the Federal Investigation Agency`s Special Investigation
Group, and Muhammad Azhar Chaudhry and Chaudhry Zulifqar, the
two main prosecutors.

The notification further said that representatives of the
defence lawyers too would be part of the commission.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, December 29, 2011 - 20:02

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