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India asks Pakistan to act on Mumbai attacks

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

New Delhi, April 15, IRNA -- India asked Pakistan to act as enough information has been given to it by New Delhi about Mumbai terror attacks.

Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh while talking to reporters on the sidelines of a program in New Delhi, slammed Pakistan for claiming that the evidence provided on Mumbai carnage is not sufficient.

Meanwhile, in reply to a question, Home Minister P Chidambaram rubbished Pakistan's contention that more information is needed and said if their agencies could not carry out the investigations; it should allow the American investigating agency FBI to do so.

FBI has already requested access to persons which Pakistan claims have arrested in connection with the 26/11 attacks but Islamabad has turned it down.

A month after India gave a detailed 401-page response to Pakistan's 30 queries relating to Mumbai attack, Islamabad on Monday claimed the information was not sufficient to pursue its probe.

Pakistan's Interior Ministry chief, Rahman Malik said that India should provide the statement made by Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone terrorist held during the attack, to the judge.

India's Minister of State for External Affairs Anand Sharma also has rubbished Pakistan's demand for more information on Mumbai attacks, saying Islamabad was indulging in 'delaying' and 'diversionary' tactics which put a 'question mark' on its sincerity and intent.

Sharma was reacting to Pakistan's latest contention that the information provided by India is not sufficient and it should be given more details to enable it to take investigations forward.

According to reports received from Jangipur, a day after Pakistan sought more specific information from New Delhi on its probe into the Mumbai attacks, India on Tuesday agreed to provide the same, but said Islamabad should not delay investigations on the pretext of clarifications.

"I have just had a discussion with our foreign secretary. We have received the papers (from Pakistan). We are examining them and if there be further information necessary, then we will give them the further information," External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee told newsmen in Jangipur on Tuesday.

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