No date from Pak on judicial commission`s visit

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 2, 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

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 2, 2011 - 19:47

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