India and its stand finally vindicated. After a spate of flip-flops, Pakistan on Thursday finally admitted that ‘some part of the conspiracy’ behind the Mumbai terror attacks was planned in the country. Pak has now sought some more info while filing FIR against nine persons and arrested six connected with the Mumbai attack.
Pakistan’s interior minister Rehman Malik on Thursday told reporters that his government has acted on information given by the Indian government.
“Ajmal Kasab and nine others have been named in the FIR, out of whom six have been arrested,” Malik informed.
“Some part of the conspiracy was plotted in Pakistan but a major part was shaped in India. The terrorists were trained by Lashkar-e-Taiba’s Lakhvi,” Malik informed.
“We traced the owner of shop where the rubber boat (the terrorists used to land in Mumbai) was purchased. We had information from the shopkeeper that the guy who bought it gave one telephone number and that helped investigations.
When we reached the number it was closed. We obtained a lead that went to a bank. There was an account of someone related to an act of terrorism. The account led to an individual who was the operator (of the Mumbai attacks). He gave us a number of other leads which we do not want to make public” he added.
Malik said, “We have acted on all the information supplied by India which proves our sincerity and commitment towards fight against terror. Pakistan is with the people of India.”
Malik said that Pakistan has given to India 30 questions for further information about Mumbai attackers including finger prints and DNA samples of all the terrorists.
“Pakistan wants Ajmal Amar Kasab’s statement made in court. It also wants to know how some SIM cards were procured in India,” said Malik.
Earlier, Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan Satyabrata Pal had met Rehman Malik that triggered speculation that Islamabad would give its response to the Indian dossier on the Mumbai attacks.
Asserting that his country was committed to punish the perpetrators of terror, Malik said Islamabad will seek additional evidence from India.
India finally achieved without firing a bullet in the tense borders with Pak, which under intense pressure from the international community mobilised by India cracked down on the terror outfits. It has more to do in the matter of terrorism and its net work.
India fron now onwards would watch how Pak would proceed with the real investigation and bringing all to justice for their role in Mumbai attack which left 186 dead and scores of others wounded. Pak has also to ensure that all the terror infrastructure are demolished so that they could plan no future attacks on India.
If Pak ensures this and proceed according to international norms, then the normalisation of relations could be thought of. Pak must understand clearly that terrorism is also their problem and they are losing control over them in their own backyards. If this menace is not tackled at this stage, a time will come, when they have to pay a heavy price. It is Pak who should be more concerned with the growth and expanding influence of Taliban and not India. It is in their own interest they have to act fast now without oscillating on it.
It is totally a cunning plan of Pakistan to take Kasav into its custody. Pakistan has put the ball into India’s court cleverly. If India hands over Kasav to Pakistan, then the whole scenerio of Investigation will be changed, and if not, then Pakistan will tell to the world community, that India itself is not sincere. The opportunity of tackling Pakistan has already been collapsed.