Pakistan’s Federal Investigative Agency (FIA) claims to have run a parallel investigation to determine whether the Mumbai terror strikes were launched from that country. The FIA has acquired the DNA profiles of Pakistanis said to be related to the terrorists, but are yet to hand them over to the Interpol.
One key DNA profile will be that of the lone surviving terrorist Ajmal Amir Kasab’s family members.
Requesting anonymity, Ministry of Home Affairs officials said Pakistan had so far handed over the same kind of information that India and the US have handed over to the Interpol. “We are keen to see if Pakistan will hand over DNA profiles of Kasab’s parents to the Interpol,” a ministry official said. “Or if the FIA has done anything to ascertain the identity of the nine terrorists, who were killed, and to take their relatives’ DNA samples.”
Interpol expects Pakistan to soon accomplish the handover.