India asks Pakistan to act against perpetrators of 26/11 attacks

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New Delhi, Dec 17 (ANI): India on Thursday said it expects Pakistan to act with purpose against the perpetrators of the Mumbai attack.

In a written reply to the Rajya Sabha, External Affairs Minister, S M Krishna said: "Government expects Pakistan to unearth the wider conspiracy which motivated, planned and launched the attack."

"Government has conveyed its concerns and expectations to Pakistan on several occasions, including at the highest level in the meetings of Prime Minister with President and Prime Minister of Pakistan and in the meetings between External Affairs Minister and Foreign Minister of Pakistan," Krishna said.

"Pakistan has stated that it will bring the perpetrators of the Mumbai attack to justice," he added.

Krishna informed the House, that government has shared evidence with Pakistan in the form of seven dossiers on the role of Pakistani nationals in the terrorist attack on Mumbai.

"Pakistan acknowledged and admitted on February 12, 2009 that the terrorist attack on Mumbai on November 26, 2008 was planned and launched from Pakistan," Krishna said.

In its dossier of July 11, Pakistan also acknowledged that substantial incriminating evidence had been unearthed which directly connects five accused Lashkar -e- Taiba (LeT) operatives under Pakistani custody, he said.

On November 25, the Pakistan Government reportedly filed a charge sheet in an Anti Terrorism Court in Pakistan against the seven suspects and 20 proclaimed offenders for their role in the terrorist attack on Mumbai. (ANI)

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