India hands over more evidence to Pak on Mumbai attacks

Last Updated: Saturday, August 1, 2009 - 18:00

New Delhi: India on Saturday handed over to Pakistan a fresh dossier of evidence on Mumbai attacks, responding to "all" queries of Islamabad regarding the investigation and the legal process involved.
The dossier, comprising a seven-page summary and 60
pages of annexures, was handed over by T C A Raghavan, Joint
Secretary (Pakistan) in the External Affairs Ministry, to
Pakistan`s Deputy High Commissioner Rifat Masood when she was
called to the MEA.

The material contains "detailed information" about the
investigation and legal evidence regarding the 26/11 attacks
carried out by Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba outfit, sources
said.

The dossier, fourth one to be handed over to Pakistan,
is comprehensive and covers all points raised by Pakistan and
should be enough for it to take the prosecution to its logical
end, they said.

In its 34-page dossier given to India on July 11,
Pakistan had sought the authenticated interrogation reports of
two Indian terrorists Fahim Ansari and Sabahuddin held in
connection with the terror attack.

Pakistan had also sought the attested copies of
examination reports given by experts on the GPS and Voice over
Internet Protocol (VOIP) used during the Mumbai attacks.

India had already provided details of the conversations
and exchanges between the 10 terrorists who struck in Mumbai
and their handlers in Pakistan. However, Islamabad had
contended there were some inconsistencies in these.

Pakistan had also some questions regarding the legal
process underway in Mumbai and these have been answered, the
sources said.

"On July 11, Pakistan had provided to us a dossier
providing an update on investigations in Pakistan into the
terrorist attack in Mumbai. A request had been made in it for
further evidence. A detailed dossier of evidence has been
provided today to the Pakistan High Commission," the External
Affairs Ministry said in a statement.

Earlier, Home Minister P Chidambaram said the questions
raised by Pakistan were "routine. I may say fill in the blanks
kind of questions."

He said Pakistan had asked for "information which is
already there and asked for answers to questions which can
easily be found if someone has read the CrPC. Nevertheless, I
have taken the trouble of dictating the response."

"The response is a seven-page document. It has a number
of annexures," Chidambaram said.

Bureau Report



First Published: Saturday, August 1, 2009 - 18:00

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