Pak claims Indian dossier `inadequate`: Report
Last Updated: Friday, August 07, 2009, 17:44
Islamabad: Pakistani authorities have claimed that the latest dossier provided by India on the Mumbai attacks is "inadequate" to prosecute several Lashker-e-Toiba operatives being tried by an anti-terror court, according to a media report on Friday.

"Our security agencies, who have studied and analysed the latest dossier from India, have concluded that New Delhi has not provided enough information required by us," an unnamed senior official was quoted as saying by a Pakistani newspaper.

The official claimed there were "a lot of gaps" in the dossier and that it "could be of little help in prosecuting the accused".

India handed over the latest dossier on August 1 in response to a request made by Pakistan in July for more information that was needed to prosecute suspects.

Five LeT operatives – including operations commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi – are currently being tried by an anti-terror court in Rawalpindi for facilitating and executing the Mumbai attacks.

However, diplomatic sources questioned the claim made by Pakistani authorities about the information provided by India.

A dossier handed over by Pakistan last month clearly states that the LeT was behind the attacks and that Pakistani investigators had gathered enough information to prosecute the suspects, a source told a news agency.

The Pakistani dossier, handed over to India on July 11 and accessed by the news agency, clearly states that the arrested suspects had "admitted their guilt and their contribution in planning, preparation, financing, arranging boats, logistics, training, facilitating and launching LeT terrorist attacks from Karachi and Thatha to Mumbai".

The dossier further said: "Furthermore sufficient oral, direct, documentary, circumstantial and scientific evidence came on record which directly connects all the accused who are accordingly found involved, including absconding co-accused, with the commission of the offences with which they have been charged."

Pakistani authorities are currently looking for 13 more suspects, including LeT operatives and crew members of two boats that were used by the Mumbai attackers.

Along with the dossier handed over in July, Pakistan had sought additional information from India on forensic tests of the GPS equipment confiscated from the attackers, details of text messages exchanged by the terrorists and details on Fahim Ansari and Sabahuddin, two Indians arrested in connection with the Mumbai attacks.

Bureau Report

First Published: Friday, August 07, 2009, 17:44

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