Dossier sharing 'turns into game', India wants action
Days after India responded to a 47-point questionnaire from Pakistan on Lashkar operative David Coleman Headley, New Delhi is getting increasingly disillusioned at the lack of seriousness in Islamabad over acting against perpetrators of the 26/11 attacks.Updated: Sep 04, 2010 01:37 IST
Days after India responded to a 47-point questionnaire from Pakistan on Lashkar operative David Coleman Headley, New Delhi is getting increasingly disillusioned at the lack of seriousness in Islamabad over acting against perpetrators of the 26/11 attacks.
"Given the kind of questions they had asked the last time, we are expecting them to send another questionnaire… They have turned this into a game," a government official said.
From Headley's wife, his passport details, education to the Indian mission that issued him visa to enter India, government officials said Islamabad had thought of every question that they probably knew better.
For instance, the questionnaire asked India for a copy of the surveillance videos that Headley made during his nine trips between 2006 and 2009
"How would we have them? He gave them to the Lashkar leadership that works out of Pakistan," a senior government official said.
Similarly, Islamabad asked India how Headley had got out of his last jail term in the United States: on a plea bargain or parole. Or if Headley had been on Delhi's watch-list and had been questioned about his sources of income by the immigration officers who allowed him into the country.
Islamabad also sought answers on who Headley met in India and details about his meetings with filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt's son Rahul in Mumbai.
The official, however, confirmed that Delhi had not yet been refused the voice sample of key Mumbai terror attack accused including Lashkar-e-Tayyeba operative Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi.
Ajmal Kasab, the lone surviving terrorist from the attacks, had identified the voices of Lakhvi, Zarar Shah, Sajid Mir alias Wasi Bhai and Abu Jindal aka Jindal Bhai in a communication intercept recorded during the attack.