Five key documents handed over to Pak in 26/11 case

NEW DELHI, Oct 27:  India handed over to Pakistan five key documents running into nearly 600 pages for use in the 26/11 case in that country to proceed against seven key accused, including LeT commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi.

The documents include the true copy of the Supreme Court judgement of the Mumbai attack case, deposition by two doctors who conducted the postmortem of slain nine terrorists and the chief investigating officer who probed the case and summons to the witnesses.

The two other documents are proceedings of the Pakistan Judicial Commission, which visited Mumbai last month, before additional chief metropolitan magistrate and application for producing the recovered articles from terrorist by the senior public prosecutor from Pakistan, before the additional chief metropolitan magistrate, official sources said.

New Delhi yesterday had said it was incumbent on Pakistan to present the evidence in 26/11 terror attacks as the planning, training of the terrorists responsible for the strikes and also the financing was done in that country and therefore, “99 per cent” of evidence will be available there.

The strong reaction came after Pakistan Foreign Office said that it requires more evidence to move ahead in the Mumbai attack case in that country.

These documents were authenticated copies of the deposition and cross examination by the second Pakistan Judicial Commission. The documents were handed over to the Pakistan High Commission on October 15, the sources said.

The eight-member Pakistani judicial commission, which included prosecutors and defence lawyers, had visited Mumbai in September and was allowed to cross examine the witnesses.

The panel’s visit came after the Pakistani court dealing with the 26/11 case had said that material collected by the commission during its first visit to India in March 2012 had no “evidential value” to punish those involved in the Mumbai terror attack as they were not allowed to cross examine the witnesses.

Lakhvi and six LeT terrorists are key accused in the case. They are lodged in the Rawalpindi jail where the trial by the special court has been marred by delays. (AGENCIES)


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