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Modi seek answers from UPA on 26/11 revelations by ex-home sec

November 27, 2013 19:24 IST

Bharatiya Janata Party’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Wednesday sought answers from the United Progressive Alliance citing an interview of former central Home Secretary Ram Pradhan which said he had told the then Home Minister about a local mole who allegedly helped carry out 26/11 attacks.

"Read former Union Home Secretary Ram Pradhanji's interview to The Hindu. His revelations on 26/11 are shocking but not unexpected," Modi said in a series of tweets on micro-blogging site twitter on Wednesday.

"'Told Home Minister (P Chidambaram) on local mole...suggested matter be pursued...don't know what happened to that'. Will the UPA explain?" the Gujarat chief minister said in his tweet, seeking answers from the UPA government a day after the fifth anniversary of the worst terrorist attack on Mumbai, while quoting a sentence from the interview.

Pradhan, a former central Home Secretary, had led a two-member inquiry committee into the administration's response to 26/11 attacks.

Further quoting the interview, Modi tweeted, "...central agencies did not cooperate for their own input from Central agencies despite repeated requests-Ram Pradhan Ji."

"The Maharashtra home minister said our report has been implemented fully. My comment would be that it's not a correct statement-Ram Pradhanji," Modi further said.

Ram Pradhan's revelations come after a book written by two British journalists had said that there was a Pakistani mole in India called honeybee, who had supplied crucial information to that country's secret service Inter-Services Intelligence.

On the fifth anniversary of the Mumbai terror attacks on Tuesday, Modi had said, "The Centre's failure to bring the real perpetrators of 26/11 to justice is disappointing. It is high time Centre acts decisively."

Five years ago, 10 Lashkar-e-Tayiba terrorists launched coordinated attacks across the key locations in the country's financial capital killing 166 people, including policeman, National Security Guard commandos and some foreigners.

Lone surviving Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Amir Kasab, who was nabbed after the carnage, was hanged in Pune's Yerawada Jail on November 21 last year. Nine terrorists were killed by the security forces in the operation against them.

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