No decision yet on joining lawsuit in US on 26/11 attack: PC
Government said no decision has been taken on its joining a lawsuit in New York filed by victims of 26/11 terror attack suing Pakistan`s spy agency ISI and LeT founder Hafiz Saeed for their involvement in the incident.
New Delhi: Government on Wednesday said no decision
has been taken on its joining a lawsuit in New York filed by
victims of 26/11 terror attack suing Pakistan`s spy agency ISI
and LeT founder Hafiz Saeed for their involvement in the
"No decision has been taken. I think there are advantages
and disadvantages...No decision has been taken on that," Home
Minister P Chidambaram told reporters while noting that
recently the Home Secretary G K Pillai had indicated that a
decision to join a lawsuit would be a "political call".
In a recent interview, Pillai had indicated that India
could implead itself as a party in the lawsuit against
Lashkar-e-Taiba and ISI in a New York court if the government
here decides to do so.
"....now if you want to get involved, that is really a
political call (because) on the one hand you said that you
want to be friends with Pakistan and then you want a case
against Pakistan", he has said.
Noting that whatever revelations were made by David
Headley during the trial in Chicago were "brought to his
notice by the NIA" after their interrogation of Pakistani-
American terrorist, the Home Minister said except one
"important" piece of information and one minor item, all other
were conveyed to him by the National Investigation Agency.
He also pointed out that the US was providing copies
of the deposition and everything was available to India. "At
the end, we will get a fuller presentation. But at the moment,
most of it is known to us," he said, adding there was no need
for a running commentary on the trial.