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Threat call to Zardari post-26/11 was mischief of a Pakistani: Mukherjee

The hoax caller who threatened Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari after the 26/11 attack pretending to be the Indian foreign minister was in fact a Pakistani, finance minister Pranab Mukherjee said today.

delhi Updated: Jan 28, 2011 23:18 IST

The hoax caller who threatened Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari after the 26/11 attack pretending to be the Indian foreign minister was in fact a Pakistani, finance minister Pranab Mukherjee said on Friday.

"It was a big mischief done by a Pakistani. That person made the call pretending to be me. It created a lot of confusion. Then US secretary of state Condoleeza Rice called me at 3 in the morning," Mukherjee, who was external affairs minister at that time, told reporters at an informal meeting in New Delhi.

A hoax caller posing as Indian foreign minister Pranab Mukherjee had threatened Zardari with dire consequence after the Mumbai terror attack that killed 171 people.

The call triggered an intense international diplomatic controversy, said Mukherjee, adding he had received calls from top leaders from across the world to clarify the situation.