26/11: Pak panel to reach Mumbai on Feb 3

A Pakistani judicial commission probing the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks will arrive in the city on February 3.

Zeenews Bureau

Mumbai: More than three years after the 2008 Mumbai attacks, a Pakistani judicial commission probing the attacks will arrive here on February 3.

The Bombay High Court last week gave its permission to the Pakistani judicial commission to arrive in the city to interview key persons linked to the probe into Mumbai terror attacks.

The High Court had informed the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) that the in-principle approval for the visit of the Pakistani judicial commission has been given.

The MHA is also expected to convey the High Court`s approval for the visit to its counterpart in Pakistan through diplomatic channels.
The Pakistani commission will take the statements of Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate RV 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 during the attack.
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.

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