Pakistan envoy meets Menon, seeks translation of Mumbai attack evidence

June 3rd, 2009 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) Pakistan High Commissioner Shahid Malik met Foreign Secretary Shivshankar Menon and urged India to provide English translation of the Mumbai terror strike evidence Wednesday, a day after the release of Hafiz Saeed, founder of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terror group that is accused of masterminding the Nov 26 carnage.
“India conveyed its disappointment at the release of Saeed,” Menon told reporters after the meeting.

The Pakistani envoy told Menon about the actions the Pakistan government has taken against the perpetrators of the Mumbai attack. He also reiterated his request that some of the evidence given by India to Pakistan which was originally in Marathi could be translated into English and sent back.

The Lahore High Court freed Saeed and his associate Col. (retd) Nazir Ahmad Tuesday saying there was insufficient evidence to establish their involvement in terrorist activities.

India in January handed over a dossier to Pakistan linking the LeT and some Pakistani nationals to the Mumbai carnage. In February, Pakistan admitted that part of the Mumbai conspiracy was planned in that country and also submitted a list of 30 questions on the Indian dossier of the evidence on the Mumbai attack. India replied to this in March. Pakistan then sought another set of clarifications that India has provided.

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