PM should bring back terrorists from Pak on his plane: Azam Khan

  • PTI, Jhansi (UP)
  • Updated: Jul 13, 2015 15:47 IST

Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan has asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to bring back terrorists from Pakistan with him when he visits the country next year for the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) summit.

"The Prime Minister while returning should bring back terrorists wanted in the country in his own plane from Pakistan the way they were taken to Kandahar on a flight," the UP parliamentary affairs and urban development minister told reporters in Jhansi on Sunday after attending an iftar party.

Khan was referring to the release of three terrorists including Maulana Masood Azhar, who were taken out of the country in a special plane, by the Indian government in exchange for the lives of the 155 passengers and the crew members of Indian Airlines plane IC-814 during Kandahar hijack.

Prime Minister Modi had last week accepted his counterpart Nawaz Sharif's invitation and agreed to visit Pakistan next year for the Saarc summit to be held in Islamabad. The two leaders met on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit in Ufa in Russia.

India has been demanding that Pakistan hands over 26/11 Mumbai attacks mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, Jamaat-ud-Dawah chief Hafiz Saeed and others involved in terror activities in India. The government has also sought custody of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim and his aides, who are believed to be in Pakistan.

Asked about the controversy surrounding formner IPL chief Lalit Modi, the UP minister said charges against him should be probed.

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