Pakistan seeks access to Kasab

Written by: Teronpi
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Islamabad, Apr 25: Interior Minister Rehman Malik on Saturday, Apr 24, sought access to Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone surviving terrorist in the 2008 Mumbai terror attack, so that his confessional statement can be used in the ongoing 26/11 trial against seven suspects in Pakistan.

Malik conveyed Pakistan's decision to Indian High Commissioner Sharat Sabharwal during his meeting with the envoy as he informed the Indian envoy about  the action taken by Pakistan to bring the culprits of the 26/11 attacks to book.

Indian High Commission spokesman Siddharth Zutshi, who confirmed the meeting expressed his ignorance about what transpired in the meeting between Malik and Sabharwal.

According to a news agency report, Malik informed Sabharwal about the Pakistan prosecutors' need to gain access to Kasab once he was declared a 'proclaimed offender' or fugitive by the country's courts.

The Pakistan prosecutors have moved the Pakistan court challenging the dismissal of their plea to declare Kasab and Fahim Ansari, co-accused in the Mumbai terror attack, as proclaimed offenders or fugitive by an Anti-Terrorism Court.

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