Pakistan terms Indian dossier ‘insufficient’
Seems typical of the two neighbours going back and forth with the dossier on Mumbai attacks. Here is the latest report published today.
In its dossier Pakistan seeks reports of DNA tests of Ajmal Kasab — the lone surviving perpetrator of the Mumbai attacks and nine others reportedly killed by Indian security personnel so that they could be matched with their family members, if any, in Pakistan.Pakistan, according to the sources, also seeks information about weapons used by terrorists and details of mobile phone calls made by them and reportedly taped by Indian security forces.Pakistan also demands information regarding IP addresses from which emails were sent to attackers by alleged perpetrators.In the dossier, Pakistan also seeks access of Pakistani investigators to the Indians who also were believed to be involved in the attacks in order to interrogate them. There is a strong realisation in Pakistani security agencies that without the help of elements in India, the Mumbai crime could have not been committed.Pakistan also urges India to provide details about Indian Navy officials who were reportedly killed by terrorists when they violated Indian territorial waters.Pakistan has also decided to register a case against perpetrators of the Mumbai attacks to bring them to justice in accordance with the law of the land.An FIR on the basis of the investigation report would be registered in a couple of days which would also make its contents public, the sources said.The cabinet committee was satisfied that the inquiry had been conducted professionally and endorsed interior ministry’s recommendation to proceed with registration of the FIR.According to an official handout, the committee was briefed on the inquiry carried out on the basis of information provided by Indian authorities.The meeting decided that ‘the case should be registered and further investigation be carried out so that the perpetrators, wherever they may be, of the heinous crime are brought to justice in accordance with the law of the land’.It said: ‘In order to complete the investigation the questions which are arising from the inquiry carried out by the FIA need to be answered by the Indian authorities.‘The meeting discussed and deliberated on the security situation in the country, particularly in Swat and the tribal areas. The security agencies were directed to clear the area of militants while ensuring safety of the locals’.