Bring 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks suspects to justice: Roemer

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Mumbai, Sep 17(ANI): The United States Ambassador to India Timothy J Roemer on Thursday called on Pakistan to take action against the 26/11 Mumbai Terror attack suspects, including mastermind and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) chief Hafiz Saeed.

"There are five, probably six, suspects currently being held in Islamabad in connection with the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks. It is extremely important that these six people be brought to justice and put behind bars and receive sentences commensurate with their crimes against India, US and the world," a news channel quoted Roemer, as saying

"I hope that in future the action on 26/11 includes people like Hafiz Saeed. Recently he was put into an Interpol red flag list," he added.

The remarks follows Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram's visit to US, where he had briefed several ministers under the Barack Obama adminstration about Islamabad's inaction against perpetrators of the Mumbai carnage.

The attacks, which drew widespread condemnation across the world, began on 26 November 2008 and lasted until 29 November, killing at least 173 people and wounding at least 308. Among the dead were 28 foreign nationals from 10 countries.

Ajmal Amir Kasab, the only attacker who was captured alive, has disclosed that the attackers were members of LeT, which is considered a terrorist organization by the Government of India, the United States, and the United Kingdom, among others.

Interpol has also issued a Red Corner Notice against Saeed, and Zaki -ur- Rehman Lakhvi (another mastermind of the 26/11 attacks). The notice was issued after a Mumbai court issued non-bailable warrants against both terrorists. (ANI)

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