Headline News


India hands evidence to Pakistan


Source: | 01-06-2009 13:39

Special Report:   Terror attacks in Mumbai

India says it has handed evidence to Pakistan linking last November's deadly attacks in Mumbai with "elements in Pakistan".

India is calling on authorities in Pakistan to bring the suspects to justice.

Indian Foreign Minister Pranab Mukherjee speaks at a media briefing, after meeting the Pakistani High Commissioner at the former's office in New Delhi, India, Monday, Jan. 5, 2009.  (AP Photo/ Mustafa Quraishi)
Indian Foreign Minister Pranab Mukherjee speaks at a
media briefing, after meeting the Pakistani High 
Commissioner at the former's office in New Delhi,
India, Monday, Jan. 5, 2009.  
(AP Photo/ Mustafa Quraishi)

India has blamed the November 2008 attacks that killed 164 people on Pakistani-based militants, but Pakistan has denied the accusations saying India had yet to provide definitive proof.

Foreign Minister Pranab Mukherjee said Foreign Secretary Shivshankar Menon gave evidence to the Pakistani High Commissioner in New Delhi on Monday linking the attacks to "elements in Pakistan."

The evidence included material from the interrogation of the lone surviving gunman, recovered weapons and data satellite phones.

Pranab Mukherjee, Indian Foreign Minister, said, "What happened in Mumbai was an unpardonable crime. As far as the Government of Pakistan is concerned, we ask only that it implement the bilateral commitments that it has made at the highest levels to India, and practices her international obligations. These are clear. It is my hope that the world will unite to achieve the goal of eliminating the threat of such terrorism. Thank you."

This is the first time India has handed over evidence regarding the Mumbai attacks to Pakistan.

Much of the evidence comes from interrogations of surviving gunman Mohammed Ajmal Kasab. He has reportedly told authorities that he and nine others were Pakistanis, that he was trained in Pakistan and that his handlers are still here.

Pakistan has said it has no record of Kasab as a Pakistani citizen.


Editor:Zhang Pengfei