No date from Pak on judicial commission`s visit
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Last Updated: Wednesday, November 02, 2011, 19:47
New Delhi: India has not yet received any communication from Pakistan when its judicial commission, that will interview key persons linked to the probe into the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks, will undertake a visit here despite an announcement by Islamabad.

Interior Minister Rehman Malik last week had directed Pakistan's envoy to New Delhi Shahid Malik to inform the Indian government about the planned visit of a Pakistani judicial commission to India.

"We have not received any communication yet from Pakistan. We are ready to host them," an official said.

The Pakistan judicial commission is to take the statements of Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate R V Sawant Waghule and Investigating Officer Ramesh Mahale, who have recorded the confessional statement of Kasab, the lone surviving terrorist of the 26/11 attacks, to pursue the case there.

It also wanted to take the statement of the doctor who carried out the post mortem of the terrorists killed during the attack.

During the Home Secretary-level talks held here in March, India agreed to a Pakistani proposal to host a judicial commission of that country.

Islamabad has been maintaining that it is necessary to send the commission to India as part of the judicial process of the case in Pakistan and promised at the talks that they would do so by May 15.


First Published: Wednesday, November 02, 2011, 19:47

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