An eight-member team of the Pakistani judicial commission reached India through the Attari border to cross-examine and further investigate into the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks case.
The team that immediately flew to Mumbai after reaching Amritsar will be meeting key witnesses in the terror attacks case and also talk to the witnesses who had met Ajmal Kasab during the probe.
This is the second visit of the commission, as its earlier report in March 2012 was rejected by an anti-terrorism court in Pakistan of lack of cross-examination of witnesses of the attack.
The witnesses include the magistrate who recorded the confessional statement of captured Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab, the chief investigating officer and two doctors who conducted autopsy on the bodies of the other terrorists involved in the attack in Mumbai in 2008.
Not talking in much detail, Azhar Chaudhary, special public prosecutor said, “We are here to cross-examine the witnesses. We will meet the witnesses so that it helps in the investigations.”
Although the trail is over in India, but anti-terrorism court in Pakistan is probing the alleged involvement of seven Pakistani suspects who had allegedly facilitated the Mumbai attack.
The anti-terrorism court is conducting the trial of seven Pakistani suspects including Lashkar-e-Taiba commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi.
On a question, Chaudhary said, “There is no group in Pakistan that is working against India. We are here to strengthen the relations.”
The delegation is here till September 26 and is likely to be in Mumbai for the entire part of their visit.
Indus water commission
A five-member team of the Indus water commission also reached India through the Attari border to have meeting with their counterparts in New Delhi.
Talking to reporters, Mirza Asif Baig, Pakistan commissioner for Indus waters, said, “We are here for a routine meeting. We would discuss the four projects to be developed by India on the Chenab River.”
Pakistan had been raising objections that certain projects would violate the treaty. These issues will be taken up during a meeting in New Delhi.