US wants all Mumbai terror attackers brought to justice

February 19th, 2009 - 10:00 am ICT by IANS  

Washington, Feb 19 (IANS) The US says it’s working with India and Pakistan to bring all the perpetrators of Mumbai terror attacks to justice, but whether the lone surviving attacker should be extradited to Pakistan was a matter between them.
“I think that he (the attacker) should be put through a judicial process, and that judicial process should be fair and transparent,” State Department spokesperson Gordon Duguid told reporters Wednesday.

“But I don’t have an opinion on whether he should be extradited or not. That would be between India and Pakistan,” he said when asked about reports that Pakistan had sought extradition of the sole Nov 26 surviving attacker from India.

“The United States is working with both sides in order to help bring all of the attackers in Mumbai to justice,” Duguid said. “The Pakistanis have taken some steps to help the Indians in their investigations.”

“But I don’t have any new information on a return of any of the people captured during the attack to Pakistan,” he said initially when asked about Pakistan’s demand.

Ajmal Amir Kasab Kasab, the sole surviving attacker of the Mumbai terrorist attack that killed over 170 people including several foreign nationals, is currently under the custody of Mumbai Police.

– Indo-Asian News Service

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