Demanding decisive action against JuD chief Hafiz Mohd Saeed for being the “chief conspirator” of the Mumbai attacks, India has cautioned Pakistan against camouflaging the issue, saying “we can see through the game”.
“We want Saeed to be tried for his Mumbai attack,” External Affairs Minister S M Krishna told the ‘Wall Street Journal´ on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly here.
“They (Pakistan) are trying to camouflage the whole idea to suit themselves. So India cannot be lulled into some kind of satisfaction that they are proceeding against them. We can see through the game,” he said, adding India wants more decisive action against the perpetrators of the 26/11 attacks.
Krishna’s remarks follow Pakistan Premier Yousuf Raza Gilani’s statement that Saeed, also founder of LeT, “is in custody” but he did not make it clear whether he was arrested.
Pakistan’s move against Saeed came after police booked him under the Anti-Terrorism Act for inciting people to wage ‘jehad´ and seeking funds for his banned group.
Krishna, who is set to meet his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi on September 27 here during which the Mumbai attacks would be the “focal point”, said that Saeed “has been put under house arrest for certain inflammatory speeches he made in some part of Pakistan.
“What India is interested in, according to the six dossiers provided by India to the Pakistani government, (is) evidence we provided to show how Saeed was the chief conspirator in the attack on Mumbai. So we want Saeed to be tried for his Mumbai attack.”