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Pak should prosecute those behind 26/11: Britain

There should be an "urgency of action" by Pak Govt against the elements responsible for Mumbai terror strikes and those arrested there can be tried by judiciary of the neighbouring country, British Foreign Secretary David Miliband said.

india Updated: Jan 18, 2009 07:26 IST

There should be an "urgency of action" by Pakistan Government against the elements responsible for Mumbai terror strikes and those arrested there can be tried by judiciary of the neighbouring country, British Foreign Secretary David Miliband said on Saturday.

"We have a Pakistani government that has said it wants to prosecute them through their own legal system... We should hold the Pakistani government to the promise and the detained persons should be put through the judicial system, and if found guilty, then they should be punished," Miliband said in Mumbai.

The UK Foreign Secretary, who was addressing a talk titled 'After Mumbai, beyond the war on terror' at Hotel Taj, one of the sites of the November 26 strikes, said the terror organisation Lashkar-e-Taiba needed to be tackled at its root.

"Policies need to be changed to tackle Lashkar-e-Taiba and the issue will be discussed with the Pakistani government tomorrow during my visit," Miliband said.

Pakistan-based LeT is alleged to have trained and sent the ten persons who carried out the attacks in locations across South Mumbai.

"Terrorism originating in Pakistan is not only a threat to Pakistan but to India and us as well."