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India urged to avoid lapses in Mumbai probe

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Islamabad, April 16, IRNA – Pakistan on Thursday asked India to avoid errors in the on-going investigation process into the November Mumbai attacks due to sensitivity of the issue.

Indian Home Minister P Chidambaram said on Wednesday the possible goof-up in sending identical DNA reports of attackers involved in the attacks was a “minor clerical error”

The Foreign Office Spokesman Abdul Basit in a statement noted the reported remarks by the Indian Home Minister regarding the identical DNA reports of Ajmal Kasab and Abu Ismail furnished by India to Pakistan, and described by the Home Minister as a “minor clerical error”.

In this context, the Spokesman in a statement underlined that the investigation into the Mumbai terror attack was a serious matter and it is imperative to avoid such lapses.

He reiterated that the investigations by Pakistan into the Mumbai incident are continuing with a view to bringing the perpetrators of the incident to justice.

He also stated that the Government of Pakistan would appreciate if the Indian response to the clarifications sought is provided at the earliest.

In response to a question regarding latest statements from India, the Spokesman acknowledged the comments by the Minister for External Affairs of India confirming that Indian authorities were examining the material received from Pakistan seeking further clarifications and evidence from India on 13 April, and that New Delhi would respond accordingly.


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