Enough evidence to prosecute 26/11 mastermind Hafeez Saeed: Krishna

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Bangalore, May 28 (ANI): Expressing disappointment over Jamaat-ud-Daawa (JuD) chief Hafeez Mohammed Saeed's release by Pakistan's Supreme Court, External Affairs Minister S M Krishna on Friday said there is enough evidence to prosecute him.

Hafeez Mohammed Saeed has been charged of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks.

"The Supreme Court has come to certain conclusion on the basis of whatever evidence, I do not know, what were the kind of evidences which were produced before the court of law," said Krishna speaking on the outlines of the launch of Passport Seva Project here.

"But based on our dossiers, which we have provided, our legal experts feel that those dossiers contain enough evidence to prosecute and then get a conviction on the basis of evidence which could be further marshalled on the basis of facts, which we have provided to them," he added.

Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao had earlier on Tuesday expressed the Indian Government's disappointment over Saeed being let off by Pakistan's courts.

"India hopes Pakistan will take meaningful action against Saeed. We are disappointed over at Saeed being let off by Pakistan," said Nirupama Rao at a press conference in the national capital.

"We hope Pakistan will not let Saeed walk free. India has given enough proof to Pakistan on Saeed," she added.

Nirupama Rao further said Saeed has openly preached jihad against India.

The Pakistan Government had challenged Saeed's release by a High Court last year.

Pakistan's apex court quashed the appeal, saying the government had failed to provide sufficient evidence against Saeed.

Earlier last year, the Lahore High Court had released Saeed on grounds of insufficient evidence, prompting the government to appeal to the Supreme Court for his re-arrest. (ANI)

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