I’m entitled to presume official Pakistan agencies were involved: ChidambaramMar 22nd, 2009 | By Editor | Category: Op-Ed, Opinion
We’ll insist that the criminals are brought to trial, says Home Minister
Edited excerpts from an interview with Home Minister P. Chidambaram by Karan Thapar, to be broadcast by CNN-IBN on March 22:
Let’s start with your response to Pakistan’s 30 questions related to the Mumbai terror strike. According to The Hindu, barring Ajmal Kasab’s confessional statement, Pakistan has been given every primary investigative document available with the Mumbai police.
Which means you’ve given Pakistan far more than it asked for?
They asked questions. And if I was asking that question, I would expect a complete answer. So we gave complete answers which would have satisfied me if I was the questioner.
Pakistani papers quote Pakistani officials as saying the information given is irrelevant…
These are sources which do not want attribution. These are, I think, not very responsible people. I think anyone who sees that 401-page document, any lawyer, will know everything Pakistan wants to take the investigation forward is there.
According to them, Kasab’s confessional document hasn’t been given.
That’s a confession before a judicial magistrate. And, therefore, they want a certified copy of that document. A certified copy…(Full Story)