The Pak's probe into the Mumbai Attacks began and India is now set to give the second dossier of evidence. According to sources, India is likely to hand over DNA samples of the lone captured terrorist Azam Amir Kasav to Pakistan as a part of the dossier. India is handing over the dossier of evidence to clear the ambiguity of Kasav's Nationality and in a bid to prove that Kasav is a Pakistani.
Second Dossier contains the DNA samples of Kasav for verification for Pakistani authorities. Apart from the DNA samples, the dossier contains the names of Lashkar-e-Toiba leaders Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi and Zarar Shah as the main perpetrators of the Mumbai Terror Strikes and details as to how they planned the attack and trained the attackers.
Kasav's DNA samples, according to sources, will enable Pakistani authorities to match with Kasav's father and establish Kasav's identity. The sample was not given to Pakistan when the first dossier was handed over to it on Monday, Jan 5, as India was not sure whether Islamabad would pursue the leads given.
On Saturday, Jan 17 France also pressurised Pakistan to take action according to the inputs provided and terming the dossier to be 'perfectly credible'.
If anything, the UPA government, with looming Lok Sabha polls, may feel constrained to scale up the diplomatic offensive and downgrade ties with Islamabad. Home Minister P Chidambaram had even indicated that trade and transport ties could be scaled back. While no decision on this has been taken yet, the Congress core group, in its meeting on Friday, was pretty clear that it would have to take the drastic step if Pakistan did not relent.
OneIndia News (With inputs from Agencies)