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Rabbi’s family files suit against ISI and LeT in US

mumbai Updated: Nov 24, 2010 01:56 IST

Relatives of a Rabbi, who was gunned down along with his pregnant wife during the Mumbai attacks in 2008, have filed a wrongful death suit against Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence and Lashkar-e-Taiba at a Brooklyn court.

Rabbi Gavriel Noah Holtzberg and his wife Rivka, originally from Brooklyn, were killed when the attackers entered the Chabad Lubavitch Centre in November 2008. They were slaughtered in front of their two-year-old son Moshe, who was rescued by his nanny, Sandra.

The lawsuit was filed at the Brooklyn Federal Court by Moshe's grandfather, who now lives in Israel, according to a report in The New York Post.

It is claimed that the ISI had worked closely with the LeT and provided support to the 10 gunmen who killed 166 and wounded more than 300 people, the report said.

“Obviously, Pakistan is an ally of the US in the war in Afghanistan and our efforts to fight al Qaeda," said James Kreindler, the attorney who filed the suit on behalf of Holtzberg family.

"We know, however, that ISI has straddled some fences and while Pakistan is certainly cooperating with us, the ISI has used (Lashkar-e-Taiba) for its own purposes," the NY Daily News quoted Kreindler.