Probe completed into Mumbai terror attacks: Rehman Malik
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ISLAMABAD, Jul 11 (APP): Interior Minister A. Rehman Malik Saturday said Pakistan has completed investigation against five accused of Mumbai terror attacks and urged India to show seriousness in Samjhota Express case. “Pakistan has shown its seriousness in Mumbai terror attacks as promised by our leadership, President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani.”

He said the probe into Mumbai terror attack was completed in record time after the information was provided to Pakistani investigation team.

“India took 90 days to submit the challans of the culprits, while we submitted the challans within 76 days of the information provided to us.”

Malik said India was wrongly blaming Pakistan for delay in the investigation, while the delay was on their part as they submitted Ajmal Kasab’s statement after four months of the Pakistan’s request.

Similarly, the DNA report of Ajmal Kasab and the answers of 32 questions submitted by Pakistani investigation team were not given in time, he added.

“We were very much serious in the probe and we have successfully completed the investigation against the five accused of the Mumbai terror attacks.”

The accused included Hammad Amin Sadiq, Zaki ur Rehman, Mazhar Iqbal, Abdul Wajid and Shahid Jamil.

“The Hammad Amin facilitated funds and hideouts for Mumbai terror attacks, Zaki ur Rehman was the mastermind of terrorist attacks on Mumbai and Commander of LeT, Mazhar Iqbal was handler, Abdul Wajid was facilitator and expert of computer networks and Shahid Jamil was also facilitator and crew member of “Al-Hussaini” and “Al-Fouz”, Malik said.

He said 13 more accused have been declared proclaimed offenders (POs) for their alleged involvement in Mumbai terror attacks.

These included: Mohammad Amjid Khan facilitator in Karachi, Iftikhar Ali for depositing $ 250 in Islamabad to obtain VoIP connection for terrorists’ communication, Shahid Ghafoor Captain/ Tandol of boat Al-Hussaini and Al-Fouz and crew members Abdul Rehman, Muhammad Usman, Ateeq ur Rehman, Riaz Ahmad, Muhammad Mushtaq, Muhammad Naeem, Abdul Shakoor, Muhammad Sabir Salfi, Muhammad Usman, Shakil Ahmad.

The Minister urged the media and the people to help the government for the arrest of these POs.

Rehman Malik appreciated the performance of Pakistani investigation team for successfully completing the investigation, he, however said that the trial would continue against the culprits.

He said that the investigation report will be submitted to India by the Foreign Office for further action against the culprits.

To a question, he said India did not share any information in Samjhota Express case and called upon the Indian authorities to show seriousness in the case.

“India did not share any information in Samjhota Express case, despite we need it and consider it very important. India should cooperate with Pakistan in this regard.”

To another question, he said Indian High Commission was very satisfied with the dossier to be submitted to India.

Malik said Pakistan has given great sacrifices in the war against terror, adding, “Pakistan is taking strict action against the terrorists. We have lost 15,000 lives in the war on terror.”

“I congratulate Pakistani Armed Forces and law-enforcement agencies for dauntlessly fighting against the terrorists,” he said.