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'How can US give verdict on attacks here'

Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi on Friday attacked the US for acquittal of Pakistani-Canadian businessman Tahawwur Rana, one of the suspects in the 26/11 attacks on Mumbai. HT reports.

india Updated: Jun 10, 2011 23:57 IST
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Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi on Friday attacked the US for acquittal of Pakistani-Canadian businessman Tahawwur Rana, one of the suspects in the 26/11 attacks on Mumbai.

In a series of tweets, Modi said India must register strong protest at the verdict delivered by a court in Chicago and oppose America's 'pro-Pakistan approach'.

"How can courts in America give judgment for the terrorist attacks in India," Modi asked, adding, "Will the US allow India to conduct trial in the cases related to 9/11 attack?"

Joining Modi's attack, the BJP wondered whether there had been a deal between the American investigating agency FBI and Pakistan's ISI that led to Rana's acquittal.

The party' logic - Rana has been found guilty of association with Lashkar e Taiba (LeT) -an internationally banned terrorist organisation -- and guilty of terrorist attack in Denmark, and yet he was acquitted in 26/11. "The country is certainly entitled to know whether acquittal of Rana was part of a deal between the FBI and ISI. The entire operation would not have been executed under the overall command of ISI alone," BJP chief spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad said.