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Pakistani court orders panel to inspect boat ‘used’ in 2008 Mumbai attacks

india Updated: Sep 28, 2016 13:08 IST
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Indian Army soldiers take up position during a gun battle at the Taj Mahal hotel in Mumbai in this November 29, 2008 photo.(Reuters Photo)

An anti-terrorism court in Pakistan has ordered that a judicial commission would visit Karachi to inspect a boat that was allegedly used in the 2008 Mumbai attacks.

An ATC judge on Tuesday heard the Mumbai attack case and accepted a request filed by the Federal Investigation Agency to inspect the boat “Alfoz” in the port city. The FIA had requested the court to send a judicial commission to examine the boat as it was difficult to produce it before the court, the Associated Press of Pakistan reported.

India’s foreign ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup had on September 15 said that foreign secretary S Jaishankar had written to his Pakistani counterpart to speed up the trial, which has been pending for almost eight years.

In his letter, Jaishankar suggested several ways in which Pakistan could bring the perpetrators of the attack to justice, including cooperation through legal channels.

Over 166 people, including foreigners, were killed and over 300 wounded when gunmen attacked landmarks in Mumbai on November 26, 2008, triggering three days of gunfights.