Rediff India Abroad
 Rediff India Abroad Home  |  All the sections


The Web

India Abroad

Sign up today!

Get news updates:

Home > India > News > PTI

   Discuss   |      Email   |      Print   |   Get latest news on your desktop

Pakistan might prosecute some terrorists for 26/11, says report

January 30, 2009 14:34 IST

Related Articles
Coverage: Attack on Mumbai
'The terrorists have the advantage of first strike'
'The terrorists cannot be followers of Islam'
The terrorists were remarkably organised'
Terrorists highly-trained and motivated'
'We didn't see the terrorists, but we felt their rage'

Some of the terrorists detained by Pakistan in connection with the Mumbai [Images] attacks are likely to be prosecuted with the completion of the country's probe into the terrorist incident, a media report has said.

Pakistani investigators have completed their probe into the alleged links between some of the 124 militants detained in the country and the Mumbai attacks, a senior unnamed Pakistani government official told CBS News.

The official said it was likely that some of the terrorists detained in Pakistan "will be prosecuted on charges that have yet to be spelled out". He did not elaborate.

Western diplomats responding to the news said a prosecution of this kind would be the first ever undertaken by Pakistan.

A senior Western diplomat said Pakistan is considering trying some of the suspects under its cyber crime laws, based on evidence that the Internet and other communication technology were used between the attackers and their backers in Pakistan.

"This is a way to put these people behind bars," said a diplomat who spoke to CBS News on the condition of anonymity.

India has blamed Pakistan-based elements, including members of the banned Lashker-e-Tayiba terror group, for masterminding and coordinating the Mumbai attacks. It has asked Pakistan to hand over these elements.

A media report earlier said that a preliminary probe into the Indian dossier on the Mumbai attacks had established that the terrorist strike was not planned within Pakistan.

Pakistan banned the Jamaat-ud-Dawah, a front for the LeT, after the Mumbai attacks and sealed dozens of its offices. Over 120 members of both groups have also been detained, Interior Ministry chief Rehman Malik has said.

© Copyright 2008 PTI. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PTI content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent.
   Email   |      Print   |   Get latest news on your desktop