‘Sketchy info won’t help in Saeed’s case’
Pakistan on Saturday said the information given by India on JuD chief Hafiz Mohd Saeed's involvement in the Mumbai attacks is “sketchy” and will not hold in court to prosecute him.world Updated: Sep 20, 2009 00:11 IST
Pakistan on Saturday said the information given by India on JuD chief Hafiz Mohd Saeed's involvement in the Mumbai attacks is “sketchy” and will not hold in court to prosecute him.
“The information we have received (from India) is sketchy,” Interior Minister Rehman Malik told reporters here.
The minister also ruled out extraditing Saeed to India.
"We need statements of forensic experts and authentic mobile reports reestablishing connection of terrorists with militants. We need more information from India to make our case solid," he said.
This is required so that prosecution is carried out in such a way that the culprits do not get the benefit of doubt in court, he said.
India has been accusing Pakistan of not acting against Saeed and other accused in the 26/11 attacks despite six dossiers having been given to it.
“I would like to inform you that Hafiz Saeed is being investigated. He has been included in the investigation, he is under investigation," Malik said.
Though Interpol has issued a Red Corner Notice seeking the arrest of Saeed, Malik said he could not be extradited to India even if he was detained by Pakistani authorities as the two countries do not have an extradition treaty.
Malik also said boats used by 26/11 attackers are now under Pakistan's custody and has information about 35 terrorist hideouts in the country.
“We will be submitting those information to the courts," Malik said.