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Osama death proves Pakistan sanctuary for terrorists: Govt

delhi Updated: May 02, 2011 16:34 IST
Osama bin Laden

India on Monday said that the killing of global terrorist Osama bin Laden "deep inside Pakistan" was a matter of grave concern as it underlines New Delhi's apprehension that terrorists belonging to different organisations find sanctuary in that country.

"We take note with grave concern that part of the statement in which President Obama said that the fire fight in which Osama Bin Laden was killed took place in Abbotabad 'deep inside Pakistan'.

"This fact underlines our concern that terrorists belonging to different organisations find sanctuary in Pakistan," Home Minister P Chidambaram said in a statement.

The Minister said the perpetrators of Mumbai terror attack, including the controllers and handlers of the terrorists, continue to be sheltered in Pakistan.

"We once again call upon the Government of Pakistan to arrest the persons whose names have been handed over to the
Interior Minister of Pakistan as well as provide voice samples of certain persons who are suspected to be among the
controllers and handlers of the terrorists," he said.

Chidambaram said that earlier today the US government informed New Delhi that bin Laden had been killed by security
forces somewhere "deep inside Pakistan".

He said that the US had reason to go after Obama and bring him to justice. "After the September 11, 2001, terror attack, the US had a reason to seek Osama bin Laden and bring him and his accomplices to justice," the statement said.