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India wants to send 26/11 probe panel to Pakistan

delhi Updated: Dec 23, 2010 23:35 IST
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India has conveyed to Pakistan that it wants to send a commission to Islamabad to question and get voice samples of Lashker-e-Tayyeba terrorists, including Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, in connection with the 26/11 attacks in Mumbai.

Earlier, Pakistan had proposed sending a judicial commission to India.

In a communication, New Delhi has told Islamabad that it wanted to send a commission to obtain voice samples of the masterminds who were present in the control room and directing the 26/11 attackers in Mumbai.

India also wants to question Lakhvi and six other suspects who were arrested and charged under Pakistani anti-terrorism laws in November 2009, government sources said.

India also wants to question other accused such as include Zarrar Shah and Abu Al Qama.

India has several times asked Pakistan to send information about the steps being taken to process requests for voice samples of the attackers.

Home minister P Chidambaram had, during his meeting with his Pakistani counterpart in Islamabad in June, asked for information about seven persons involved in the attack and now based in Pakistan.

New Delhi also told Islamabad that it is examining Pakistan's request for a commission to come and record the statement of the investigating officer, the magistrate who conducted the probe and the 26/11 trial and the doctor who performed the postmortem on the nine dead terrorists.

The Pakistan government wants the panel to take statements of additional chief metropolitan magistrate RV Sawant Waghule and investigating officer Ramesh Mahale, who recorded 26/11 convict Ajmal Kasab’s statement, among others.

India wants a confirmation from Pakistan that there would be no further requests for any cross-examination of those whom the proposed commission wants to meet.