India wants extradition of Kasab`s co-conspirators

In the wake of sentencing of Ajmal Kasab, the lone terrorist caught alive during 26/11 attacks, India on Thursday pressed for extradition of his co-conspirators based in Pakistan so that they could be brought to justice here.

Updated: May 06, 2010, 15:51 PM IST

New Delhi: In the wake of sentencing of Ajmal Kasab, the lone terrorist caught alive during 26/11 attacks, India on Thursday pressed for extradition of his co-conspirators
based in Pakistan so that they could be brought to justice here.

External Affairs Minister SM Krishna said the trial and sentence awarded to Kasab sends a message to Pakistan that justice will be meted out to anyone waging war against this
country.

"In the light of the findings of the trial judge and in
the light of the offences that Kasab had committed, I think
the judge has come to the most appropriate conclusion which
could send a positive message that anyone who wants to wage a
war against India is caught and after going through a fair
trial, he will find that justice will be meted out," he told
reporters while commenting on sentencing of Kasab.

He said the sentence was based on concrete evidence about
Kasab`s involvement in the carnage.

Asked whether India would seek extradition of other
accused who are based in Pakistan, he said, "Certainly we will
keep engaging Pakistan that in the light of this sentence and
in the light of the investigations that has preceded in
connection of these trials, a number of others who acted as
co-conspirators will also have to be extradited and they
should be brought to justice."

Among the co-conspirators named in the case are Jamaat-ud
Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed, against whom Pakistan is taking no
action despite India providing lot of evidence.

PTI