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Interpol asks India to give DNA details

Pakistan has asked the Interpol to help it obtain information located in seven countries in connection with the Mumbai terror attacks, says Interpol chief Ronald Noble.

world Updated: Mar 09, 2009 00:01 IST

The Interpol on Sunday asked India to provide details of DNA profiles they had obtained in their investigation into the Mumbai terror attacks after Pakistan agreed to provide similar details to the global agency.

The Interpol also said it was working to uncover links to the Mumbai strike in seven countries including India, the others being in Europe and the Middle East but did not give details.

The Interpol plea came even as Pakistan pressed India to reply as soon as possible to its 30 questions seeking more information on the Mumbai attacks so that it could successfully prosecute the Pakistani suspects saying “only 13 days are left in the remand (of four suspects).”

“Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) will send Interpol the DNA profiles that it obtained during its investigation,” Interpol Chief Ronald Noble told a news conference here after talks with Pakistani officials.

The profiles will be compared against the “world’s only global DNA database containing more than 83,000 DNA profiles,” he added.

“Information exchanged through the Interpol data could not only result in potential breakthroughs in the Pakistani investigation but will also help other police forces protect their citizens from terrorist attacks,” he observed.