Chidambaram to seek Saeed`s voice sample
Chidambaram will seek voice samples of Lashkar-e-Taiba founder Hafiz Saeed during his Pak visit.
New Delhi: India is expected to seek voice samples of Lashkar-e-Taiba founder Hafiz Saeed and other handlers of 26/11 attackers during the visit of Home Minister P Chidambaram to Islamabad later this month.
Chidambaram, who will be travelling to Islamabad on June 26 primarily for SAARC Interior Minister`s Conference, is expected to have bilateral meetings with Pakistani leaders during which he is also likely to raise the issue of cross border infiltration.
Ahead of the visit, Pakistan High Commissioner Shahid Malik met Chidambaram here today to discuss issues related to the trip.
Sources said Chidambaram is expected to meet his Pakistani counterpart Rehman Malik and seek to know the status of investigation and trial being conducted in Pakistan in the Mumbai attacks case.
He is expected to seek voice samples of Saeed and other "handlers" of the 10 terrorists who attacked Mumbai on November 26, 2008, they said.
India has been demanding voice samples of the handlers whose conversations were intercepted while the attack unfolded as this will help in the investigations into the Mumbai terrort attack.
The lone captured terrorist Ajmal Amir Kasab has confessed that the LeT founder was present when the group set sail for Mumbai.
The sources said Chidambaram would also seek to know the follow up on the 10 dossiers India gave to Pakistan, detailing the evidence against Saeed and others in 26/11.
Pakistan`s Supreme Court had on May 25 set Saeed free, arguing that there was not enough evidence to keep him detained.
The meeting of SAARC Foreign Ministers will be preceded by the meeting of Home Secretaries of the eight-nation grouping.
The meeting will discuss regional cooperation for dealing with the menace of terrorism, narcotics smuggling and organised crime.