Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that the clean chit given to Tahawwur Rana in Mumbai terror attack-related charges by a United States court was a "foreign policy setback", and demanded that India reconsider its policy towards the United States.
"Just to please Pakistan, US has unlocked the ways for all the 26/11 Mumbai attack terrorists to be free of guilt. It is time the central government rethink its policy towards US," Modi said.
"US declaring Tahawwur Rana innocent in Mumbai attack has disgraced the sovereignty of India and it is a major foreign policy setback," Modi stated on his Twitter page.
"The masterminds active behind the terrorist movements in India will now seek justice in the courts of America," the Gujarat chief minister said.
Modi has always been critical of the Centre's policy in connection with 26/11 vis a vis Pakistan and the United States.
Tahawwur Rana was on Friday held not guilty on the charges of involvement in the 26/11 Mumbai attacks by a US federal court, which convicted him for providing material support to Pakistan-based terror group LeT, and for plotting an attack in Denmark.