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Pak's 2611 queries an 'endless exercise': Chidambaram

Home Minister P Chidambaram on Friday described as "endless exercise" Pakistan's additional queries on Mumbai terror attack and said this would perhaps be the last time he would be answering them. "It is a very sad commentary on the legal skills of the prosecutors in Pakistan. The material given is enough for any court of law to convict the accused," he said.

delhi Updated: Jul 18, 2009 01:36 IST

Home Minister P Chidambaram today described as "endless exercise" Pakistan's additional queries on Mumbai terror attack and said this would perhaps be the last time he would be answering them.

"I think it is an endless exercise and very tiresome. I think this is the last time I perhaps will answer Pakistan's questions on this issue," he told Times Now.

He was answering questions on Islamabad giving a fresh dossier in which it has sought reply on some new questions relating to the Mumbai terror attack.

Chidambaram said the material that the Indian government has given was enough to secure conviction of the accused in Pakistan's courts.

"It is a very sad commentary on the legal skills of the prosecutors in Pakistan. The material given is enough for any court of law to convict the accused," he said adding of course that some supplementary investigation has to be done in Pakistan.

Chidambaram said no non-state actor can launch terror attack of this scale and magnitude on India without the support of the establishment. "It is for Pakistan to act against these elements," he said.

The Home Minister said the Laskar-e-Taiba is a "big threat to India and it is something that I would like the Pakistan government and the establishment to prove the contrary if it is not true".

He said he was entitle to assume that these elements enjoyed the tactic support of the state agencies. "The contrary must be proved," he said.

Chidambaram said that it was regrettable that Pakistan was still talking about investigation and the trial has not even started whereas in India the trial was progressing fast.