Pak denies Kasab's 'under pressure' confessions

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Islamabad, Jul 21: Pakistan has rejected Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab's confessions regarding his involvement in the 26/11 carnage.

Defence Minister Chaudhry Ahmad Mukhtar termed Kasab's confessions as 'one sided' and said that it was made 'under pressure'.

"I don't know how much one can value them (statements) in the court of law. The statements are one-sided and they were made by a person who is under the custody of Indian jail authorities. If he has stood up and given this statement I don't know under what pressure he was," Mukhtar told televisions channels.

He also questioned the credibility of confessions, saying Kasab has changed his statements in court on several previous occasions. "There cannot be any credibility of the statement of a person who has changed his statements a couple of times," The Nation quoted Mukhtar, as saying.

When enquired that whether the confessions would lead to crackdown on terrorist groups operating in the country, Mukhtar said one cannot crack down on groups on the basis of confessions by a person behind bars.

"They (confessions) are no evidences. These were provided by a person who is behind the bars. We cannot crackdown on people based on his statements," he said.

Mukhtar reiterated that New Delhi should hand over all evidence against the perpetrators of the Mumbai terror attacks, and said Islamabad is committed to bring the masterminds to justice.

ANI

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