India`s evidence against Saeed not admissible under law: Pak

Pakistan has contended that the Indian evidence against LeT founder Hafiz Saeed of his involvement in Mumbai terror attack is not admissible under their laws for prosecution.

Updated: Apr 26, 2010, 23:43 PM IST

New Delhi: Pakistan has contended that the Indian evidence against LeT founder Hafiz Saeed of his involvement in Mumbai terror attack is not admissible under their laws for prosecution.

In a dossier given to India in which it asked for handing over of Ajmal Amir Kasab, Islamabad has also asked New Delhi to give all additional evidence related to 26/11 to it by the middle of next month, sources said.

In the dossier given by Pakistan in response to the three dossiers given by India, Islamabad said whatever evidence India has given was not credible and not enough to prosecute anyone in a Pakistani court, sources said.

Pakistan said Indian evidence against Saeed and others, accused in the involvement of Mumbai attack, was mainly based on the statement of Kasab, the lone arrested terrorist in 26/11, and it was not admissible under Pakistani law.

Pakistan has termed India`s claims about involvement of a Pakistan Army Major and dreaded terrorist Ilyas Kashmiri as nothing but "figment of imagination".

The Pakistani response was handed over by Foreign Office officials to Indian Deputy High Commissioner Rahul Kulshreshth in Islamabad yesterday.

Islamabad has also asked New Delhi to hand over Kasab. It asked India to hand over Kasab to facilitate the trial of LeTs operations commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi and six others charged with involvement in the Mumbai attacks in a Rawalpindi anti-terrorism court.

The Pakistani side also made a request for three Indian officials, including two magistrates and an investigator, to be allowed to travel to Pakistan to testify that they had recorded Kasab`s statement.

Bureau Report