NEW DELHI: Police and intelligence personnel investigating the November 2008 Lashkar-e-Taiba terror attack on Mumbai have dismissed speculation that a still-to-be-discovered terror cell may have played a role in the massacre.
Broadcast in the British Broadcasting Service’s award-winning programme, Newsnight, the claim appears to lend weight to long-standing claims by Hindu nationalist politicians and in […]
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ISLAMABAD: The proceedings against five Lashkar-e- Taiba suspects arrested by Pakistan for involvement in the Mumbai terror attacks were adjourned yet again on Saturday for want of a judge, this time to July 4.
Anti-Terror Court 2, to which the case has been assigned, has been without a judge for nearly a month after Sakhi […]
Early this year, United States Senator Susan Collins explained why it was important for the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee to study November’s Lashkar-e-Taiba attacks in Mumbai.
“The murderous assault on Mumbai deserves our attention,” she said, “because it raises important questions about our own plans to prevent, prepare for, and respond to terror […]
Mumbai: The closed circuit television (CCTV) footage of the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) on the night of 26/11 is no match for the copious oral evidence of witnesses in the Mumbai terror attacks case. The poor quality and absence of original recording makes the electronic material secondary evidence, useful only for corroboration.
Two videos of the […]
Mumbai: Many top officials have stated before the Ram Pradhan Committee which probed the 26/11 attacks that Police Commissioner Hasan Gafoor neither gave them the right guidance, nor did he inquire about the ongoing operations. As a result, many officers did not feel one with the police force.
Mr. Gafoor’s communication on the wireless and the […]
Mumbai: The former Mumbai Police Commissioner, Hasan Gafoor, did not display enough initiative and fell short on vision and leadership qualities in the face of the November 26, 2008 terror strikes in Mumbai, states the Ram Pradhan Committee probe report.
Mr. Gafoor was the Commissioner during 26/11.
However, the government rejected the indictment in its Action […]
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Sebastian D’Souza, whose photographs of 26/11 were presented in the special court.
Mumbai: “How can I forget him? He made me famous,” Sebastian D’Souza, whose photograph of Mumbai gunman Mohammad Ajmal Amir ‘Kasab’ was splashed across the world, deposed before the special sessions court here on Monday.
Mr. D’Souza, a photo […]
ISLAMABAD: U.S. special envoy on Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Holbrooke, who arrived here on Wednesday, was quoted by Geo television as saying the release of Jamaat-ud-Dawa leader Hafiz Saeed “has disturbed us all.”
Later, at a joint press conference with President Asif Ali Zardari, Mr. Holbrooke offered only an oblique comment on Mr. Saeed’s release […]
NEW DELHI: India on Wednesday officially conveyed its disappointment to Pakistan over the release of Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed.
New Delhi’s dissatisfaction is accentuated by the fact that Islamabad did not commit itself on whether it would appeal against the release order of the Lahore High Court.
India believes that while Pakistan is taking action […]
ISLAMABAD: Arguments by A.K. Dogar, counsel for Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed, in the Lahore High Court that led to Tuesday’s order for his release from detention centred on the failure of the government to provide the JuD chief with grounds for his detention within the stipulated 15 days. He maintained that the grounds, when […]