India hands over fresh evidence on Mumbai attacks to Pak envoy

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New Delhi, Aug.21 (ANI): India on Friday handed over more evidence on the 26/11 terror attacks on Mumbai to Pakistan High Commissioner Shahid Malik.

Indian Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao handed over the fresh proof to Malik during a meeting at her South Block office. The meeting went on for nearly half-an-hour.

According to sources, Malik had requested a meeting with Rao reportedly to discuss the forthcoming engagement between the leaderships of the two countries on the sidelines of UN General Assembly next month.

It was during this meeting, that fresh evidence was handed over by the Indian side.

The Indian External Affairs Minister and Foreign Secretary are expected to meet their Pakistani counterparts on the sidelines of the UNGA next month.

Although the details and nature of evidence was not divulged immediately by the concerned authorities, sources told ANI that this move was prompted by the release of JuD chief and LeT founder Hafiz Mohammad Saeed who could not be prosecuted for involvement in the Mumbai terror attacks in the absence of "concrete evidence" against him.

The latest documents given to Pakistan reportedly provides the maximum evidence against Saeed.

India expressed dismay over Saeed's release, whom it sees as the mastermind of the Mumbai terror attacks.

Federal Bureau of investigation officials have also testified and submitted their report to a special court that is investigating the 26/11 attacks. (ANI)

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