Pak seeks India's permission to send second commission for Mumbai attacks probe

Last Updated: Tue, Nov 27, 2012 06:30 hrs

Pakistan has requested India to permit a second judicial commission to visit the country to cross-examine the key witnesses in the 2008 Mumbai attacks' case and accelerate the prosecution of the Pakistani suspects.

According to Interior Ministry sources, Pakistan has recently sent the terms of reference for the commission's visit to India.

Earlier, a trial court in Rawalpindi had rejected the findings of the first judicial commission that visited Mumbai in March this year, as it was not allowed to cross-examine the witnesses and directed the commission to visit India again, reports the Daily Times.

The commission had only recorded the statements of the witnesses and could not question them. The second Pakistani judicial commission wants to cross-examine witnesses this time, including the magistrate who recorded the confessional statement of Ajmal Kasab- the lone surviving member of the terror squad responsible for the attacks, who was executed by India on November 21. (ANI)

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