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99 pc of 26/11 Mumbai attack evidence is in Pakistan: India

October 26, 2013 20:43 IST

In a strong reaction, India on Saturday said it was incumbent on Pakistan to present the evidence in the Mumbai terror strike as the planning, training and financing for the attack were done in that country and therefore, "99 per cent" of evidence will be available there.

Responding to the Pakistan Foreign Office's statement -- that it requires more evidence in the Mumbai attacks case -- the external affairs ministry said, "The entire planning of the dastardly Mumbai terrorist attack was hatched in Pakistan, the training of the terrorists who launched that attack was undertaken in Pakistan, the financing of the conspiracy was in Pakistan.

"It, therefore, follows that 99 per cent of the evidence will be available in Pakistan. It is incumbent on the authorities there to present that evidence in order to bring to book the perpetrators of the Mumbai attacks."

The spokesperson in the MEA also noted that India, on its part, has fully cooperated with the Judicial Commission which visited India in September end and all the information that they wanted was handed over to the Pakistani High Commission in New Delhi on October 14-15.

"It now devolves on Pakistani authorities to ensure that justice is done in the Mumbai attack case in accordance with their own assurances," the spokesperson asserted.

On Friday, in Islamabad, the Pakistan Foreign Office spokesperson said his country would need more evidence from the Indian side to move ahead in the Mumbai attacks case.

Image: The Taj Mahal Hotel, one of the targets of the 26/11 terror attack

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