Pak has enough proof: Krishna on Saeed`s release

Expressing disappointment over Pakistan SC letting off JuD chief Hafiz Mohd Saeed, India said it had given "enough evidence" against the Mumbai terror attack "mastermind".

Last Updated: May 28, 2010, 18:56 PM IST

Bangalore: Expressing disappointment over
Pakistan Supreme Court letting off JuD chief Hafiz Mohd Saeed,
India on Friday said it had given "enough evidence" against the
Mumbai terror attack "mastermind" which was sufficient to
convict him.

"Naturally we are disappointed with Pakistan Supreme
Court dismissing appeal by Federal and Punjab government
against release of Hafiz Saeed. We still regard Hafiz Saeed as
a mastermind for Mumbai attack," External Affairs Minister S
M Krishna told reporters here.

"The Supreme Court of Pakistan has come to certain
conclusions on the basis of whatever evidence they have... We
have given enough evidence. Our legal experts say that the
evidences provided by us were sufficient to prosecute and get
a conviction for Saeed," Krishna said.

He said Saeed has openly urged jihad against India and
the LeT and JuD, which he heads, have been designated as
terrorist outfits by the UN Security Council.

"Pakistan has assured us that they will not allow their
soil to perpetrate terrorism against India," Krishna said,
adding India wants to proceed on the basis of that assurance.

The Pakistan`s Supreme Court on Monday dismissed appeals
by the government against Saeed`s release from house arrest
for want of evidence, in a setback to India`s efforts to nail
him for his involvement in Mumbai attacks.

India believes Saeed is the mastermind of the 26/11
attacks that killed 166 people, including foreigners, and
carried out by the LeT. New Delhi has been demanding action
against him for his involvement.

But, Pakistan has been maintaining that there is not
much evidence to put Saeed behind bars.

PTI