Don't try to score petty points:India tells Pak on 26/11 trial

Mumbai Terror Attacks
New Delhi, Nov 2: With Pakistan saying that there was no delay on its part in prosecuting people behind the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, India today (Nov 2) said Islamabad should not try to score ''petty points'' on the issue and help in bringing the perpetrators to book.

"Let us not score petty points over whether the fault lies with them or us. The fact is that the crime has been done and it is important that the perpetrators are brought to book," Minister of State for Defence M M Pallam Raju told reporters here.

He was asked to react on Pakistan's Interior Minister Rehman Malik's statement that "there are no delays on our (Pakistan's) part (in 26/11 probe). There are certain complications".
"You know that the judicial commission was to be constituted. That has now been constituted, and the concerned Pakistani court has already asked us to find out from India as to which judicial focal point will be there in India," Malik had said.

Raju said both India and Pakistan have been "badly" affected by terrorism and if a message has to be sent to global community that the countries are working in a neighbourly manner, the perpetrators of the attacks have to brought to book.

"I hope Pakistan Government will cooperate in this," he added. India has been demanding that Islamabad take strong action against the allged perpetrators of the attacks including Lashkar chief Hafiz Saeed and another operative Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, who are in Pakistan.


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