India formulating answers to Pakistan’s 26/11 queries: ChidambaramFebruary 27th, 2009 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The Indian government was formulating answers to Pakistan’s queries on the dossier given to it on the 26/11 terror attacks, Home Minister P. Chidambaram said Friday, adding that many of the answers were contained in the chargesheet filed by the Mumbai police.
“The dossier handed over to Pakistan was irrefutable and solid on facts,” said Chidambaram at a press conference detailing his ministry’s achievements three months after he took over.
“Pakistan was forced to admit that its territory was used to carry out attacks. It is a signal victory for Indian government that demonstrates its cohesive diplomacy.”
Pakistan had posed 30 queries in response to New Delhi’s dossier on the Mumbai terror attack.
“We are formulating the answers but many of the queries are addressed in the chargesheet filed by the Mumbai police,” the minister said.
“We expect Pakistan to take its probe to its logical conclusion and punish the perpetrators,” he added.
The Mumbai police Wednesday filed a chargesheet naming Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone terrorist captured alive, and 34 others, all of them operatives of the Lashkar-e-Taiba terror group, for the Mumbai carnage that claimed the lives of more than 170 people.
Kasab is also one of the eight men named in a case registered by Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency on the Mumbai attacks.
In response to Pakistani Navy chief Admiral Noman Bashir’s remarks that Kasab didn’t take the sea route to the Indian port city, Chidambaram said: “Somebody will deny what the navy chief has said tomorrow. They have been prevaricating for many weeks.”