India expects `credible action` from Pak before Krishna visit
India expects that Pakistan will initiate some "credible action" against LeT operatives and handlers involved in the Mumbai terror attack before July 15 when External Affairs Minister S M Krishna visits Islamabad.
New Delhi: India expects that Pakistan will
initiate some "credible action" against LeT operatives and
handlers involved in the Mumbai terror attack before July 15
when External Affairs Minister S M Krishna visits Islamabad.
Officials said this was the indication given by Pakistani
side during their interaction with Indian delegation on the
sideline of the just-concluded SAARC Home Ministers`
conference in Islamabad.
"They told us that India will not be disappointed this
time. We are expecting some credible action by Pakistan
against the LeT operatives and handlers before the Foreign
Minister`s visit," an official said.
Krishna will visit Islamabad on July 15 for talks with
his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi to work out the
modalities for carrying forward the dialogue process.
During his one-to-one meeting with his Pakistani
counterpart Rehman Malik, Home Minister P Chidambaram
particularly mentioned about seven persons against whom so far
no action has been taken by Islamabad despite sufficient
evidences were given.
The seven are Sajjid Mir, Abdul Rehman, Pasha, Brigadier
Riyaz, Abu Khafa, Al Kama and Abu Hamza.
The names of these seven persons were given by
Pakistani-American LeT operative David Coleman Headley during
his interrogation by the National Investigation Agency.
Seven people, including LeT operations chief Zakiur
Rehman Lakhvi, were being prosecuted by Pakistan in the Mumbai
terror attack case.
Officials said when India sought voice samples of the
accused, Pakistan cited a lower court order of that country
which prevented them to take the samples.
"But during our meetings, the Pakistani side informed us
that they would move the higher courts against the lower court
order and take the voice samples of the accused," the official
India has been demanding voice samples of Pakistan-based
handlers of the 10 terrorists who attacked Mumbai on November
26, 2008 killing 166 people.