Indian hand in Sri Lankan cricket team attack: Pakistan

April 10th, 2009 - 9:15 pm ICT by ANI  

Lahore, Apr 10 (ANI): Pakistan on Friday claimed that it has credible evidence of Indian involvement in the terror attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team last month.

“With the help of intelligence agencies, there has been considerable progress in this case. One thing is for sure that there is an Indian hand behind the attack. I must tell you that there is credible evidence of Indian involvement in the attack,” Lahore police chief Pervez Rathore told reporters here.

Rathore’s comments came nearly a month after Pakistan Interior Ministry chief Rehman Malik ruled out any Indian involvement in the attack.

Meanwhile, Minister of State for External Affairs Anand Sharma dismissed the police chief’s claim as preposterous.

On March 3, around a dozen heavily armed assailants attacked the Sri Lankan cricket team’s bus and a police escort as they drove to Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium for the ongoing second and final Test.

At least six cricketers were wounded, while six policemen and a driver were killed during the ambush. (ANI)

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