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11/26 case: 50% justice done, Pakistan has not yet acted | India News


MUMBAI: As India solemnly commemorates the 12th anniversary of the infamous terrorist attacks perpetrated by ten heavily armed Pakistani mercenaries on November 26, 2008, full justice eludes the victims of the attacks even today.
“As far as the attackers are concerned, has India done full justice in the matter? But that is not enough. We want full justice in trying and locking up the main perpetrators who are currently in Pakistan,” said special prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam .
The famous lawyer, who guided the high-profile case that attracted worldwide attention, noted that the main conspirators and planners such as Lashkar-e-Taiba commanders Hafiz Saeed and Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi are still at large despite being the defendants. In India.
Significantly, in the past fortnight, India formally demanded that Pakistan drop its “obfuscation tactics and delays in fulfilling its international obligations” in the 11/26 attack trial.
MEA spokesman Anurag Srivastava said that even other countries have called on Pakistan to quickly bring the perpetrators of the attacks to justice.
“It is a matter of grave concern that, despite its own public recognition, as well as the availability of all necessary evidence, including that shared by India, Pakistan has not yet shown sincerity in delivering justice to the families of 166 victims from 15 countries around the world. the world, even as we approach the 12th anniversary of the 11/26 attacks, “said Srivastava.
Coinciding, Nikam said that while “50 percent of justice has been done” in the case of the Indian side, “but Pakistan has yet to act and fulfill the remaining half” to guarantee full justice to the 166 victims, which includes many foreigners. , in addition to the wounded.
He said India has provided voluminous evidence not only on Kasab but also on David Coleman Headley revealing close links between LeT and Pakistan’s ISI, as well as “documentary evidence of email exchanges between them (LeT-ISI).”
“Headley turned the evidence into a Chicago court, which was accepted and then honored even by the United States Administration, after which he was convicted and sentenced to 35 years in jail in a ‘plea deal.’ He is currently serving Sentence her in an American jail, “Nikam said.
Under the ‘plea deal’, India took the evidence from Headley, 59, by video conference in February 2018 and it was Pakistan’s turn to record its evidence or accept tangible evidence provided by India, it added.
Nikam said India has repeatedly called on Pakistan to speed up the trial of the 11/26 perpetrators on its territory, question Indian witnesses via video conference or send a judicial commission to India to record their statements, but there has been no movement until now.
India went one step further and arrested the feared terrorist Syed Zabiuddin Ansari alias Abu Jindal, who ran the LeT terror control room in Karachi and led the 10 terrorists during the realization of chaos in Mumbai since the night of November 26. from 2008 to the end.
“Has Abu Jindal confessed his role during the actual terror attacks, his ties to LeT brains like Lakhvi and other agencies? Unfortunately, despite all this, things have not progressed much on the Pakistani side to do full justice. “Nikam lamented.
Currently, Abu Jindal, who was detained at New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport on June 25, 2012, is being tried in a Mumbai Special Court, making it the only case linked to the 11/26 incident pending. final disposition.
The positive result is that after 11/26, there has not been a single terrorist attack in Maharashtra, even as India’s central and state security agencies boosted the infrastructure and built muscle over the period to address any eventualities in the future.

Times of India