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Pak should bring conspirators to justice: India

india Updated: Dec 20, 2008 22:00 IST

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India on Saturday said it has "irrefutable evidence" about those involved in Mumbai terror attacks and asked Pakistan to dismantle terror groups like Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jamat-ud-Dawa.

"India has irrefutable evidence about those involved in Mumbai terror attack and Pakistan cannot continue to live in a state of denial", Minister of State for External Affairs Anand Sharma said in Panaji.

Sharma, who was in Goa on Saturday and addressed press conference with Goa Chief Minister Digamber Kamat, said "it is in the interest of Pakistan and the security of the region that it responds to the UN Security Council resolution and dismantles terror outfits operated by Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jamat-ud-Dawa and others".

Sharma said Pakistan has a responsibility to bring to justice perpetrators and conspirators of Mumbai terror attack.

"If Pakistan fails to do so, it will lose credibility as a nation state and will face isolation in the international community," he added.

The Minister said that the international community, including American President-elect Barak Obama, has denounced the terror attack on Mumbai.

Sharma said India has strengthened its intelligence system post-Mumbai terror attack.

Admitting that there were security and administrative lapses during the attack, he said the steps are being taken to ensure that such mistakes do not repeat and accountability is fixed.