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26/11 Jewish victim's family drags ISI, Lashkar to court

world Updated: Nov 23, 2010 10:15 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, local media reported on Tuesday.

Rabbi Gavriel Noah Holtzberg and his wife Rivka, who originally were 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 law suit was filed at the Brooklyn Federal Court here by the grandfather of Moshe who now lives in Israel, according to a report in The New York Post.

It claimed that ISI had worked closely with LeT and provided support to the 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 has quoted Kreindler as saying.

The claim is largely based on the involvement of Pakistani-American David Headley who has pleaded guilty to plotting the attacks with LeT, the report said, adding the government of Pakistan has also been named as defendants in the suit.