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Kasab's hanging: What about other perpetrators of 26/11
Last Updated : 22 Nov 2012 10:29:14 AM IST
Kasab's hanging: What about other perpetrators of 26/11


Ajmal Kasab's hanging has thrown the question 'what would happen to the other perpetrators of 26/11', in sharp focus.



LeT terrorist Syed Zabiuddin alias Abu Jundal, who was arrested by Delhi Police on June 21,2012 , has admitted his active role in the 26/11 attack saying he had worked in close tandem with terror mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi.


Zabiuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal , the only Indian who has been charged in the 26/11 attack  during interrorgation  revealed that he narrowly escaped from the hands of the Pakistani Federal Investigating Agency (FIA) on December 1, 2008, just five days after the 10 Pakistanis waged a terror war on Mumbai.

Jundal, who was present in the Karachi control room from where the attack was being remote-controlled, left for the training camps of Bait-ul-Mujahideen in Muzaffarabad, Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK ), on November 27, 2008.

How to get Hafiz Saeed?

Of the several kingpins,the one name which drew attention of the Indian investigation Agencies was of  Hafiz Saeed ,India pressed through various channels to get Saeed  but Pakistan has contended that the Indian evidence against LeT founder Hafiz Saeed of his involvement in Mumbai terror attack is not admissible under their laws for prosecution.

On the other hand, Pakistan continues to deny the role of Hafiz Sayeed in the 26/11 plot, despite India giving enough evidence to support the claim, something that even Jundal had revealed to his interrogators.

Hafiz Saeed has been roaming scott free  and was seen preaching anti-India sentiments on the roads of Karachi  .While  Rehman Malik describing that New Delhi had provided unsatisfactory information about Laskhar-e-Taiba founder Hafiz Saeed, who India says masterminded the Mumbai canage.

Under diplomatic pressures Pakistan did initiate legal proceeding against suspects but that seem to be an eyewash  only.Rehman Malik said "However we have frozen 16 bank accounts, blocked six websites and closed down 143 offices" of the Jamat-ud-Dawa the LeT had morphed into after being banned in the wake of the December 13, 2001 attack on the Indian parliament that New Delhi blamed on the terror group. Despite of the conviction of Kasab,Pakistan authorities have given indications that the Kasab verdict will not effect the investigations by Pakistan .Meanwhile its an irony that on On April 23, 2010 the Pakistan government  formally demanded the extradition of Ajmal Amir Kasab

India’s access to Headley

US  agreed to provide Indian investigators "unqualified access" to 26/11 accused David Coleman Headley, who has pleaded guilty on 12 counts nine of which relate to the terror attack on Mumbai, in bargain for a promise that he would not be given death sentence or extradited to India..

Washington also agreed to provide all details of conspiracies, which Headley is suspected to have hatched during his numerous trips to India, as and when the US authorities come to know of them through his interrogation. "There will be complete sharing of information between US and India on Headley.In this light it is expected that India can have a further headway into the 26/11 attack.How deep embroiled is the State actors of Pakistan is in open with Headley’s statements.
During the interrogation , David Coleman Headley  has exposed Pakistani Army's direct link to Mumbai terror attacks.the Pakistani-American David Headley  terror suspect has confessed about the involvement of some serving Pakistani Army officials in the 26/11 attacks.

What about the other perpetrators of 26/11

Further Pakistan has reiterated that  Indian evidence against Saeed and others, accused in the involvement of Mumbai attack, was mainly based on the statement of Kasab, the lone arrested terrorist in 26/11, and it was not admissible under Pakistani law.

Pakistan has termed India's claims about involvement of a Pakistan Army Major and dreaded terrorist Ilyas Kashmiri as nothing but "figment of imagination".

Islamabad has also asked New Delhi to hand over Kasab. It asked India to hand over Kasab to facilitate the trial of LeT's operations commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi and six others charged with involvement in the Mumbai attacks in a Rawalpindi anti-terrorism court.

Now it remains a big question as the conditions and demands of  Pakistan put to India ,as how serious Pakistan is to accept that Terrorist of 26/11 grew on its soil and it is ready to punish them.

After the Mumbai 26/11 attacks the relations between India  and Pakistan have worsened .India demanded action against the terrorist camps operating in  the Pakistani soil.While  Pakistani anti-terrorism court on 25 Nov 2009, has formally charged seven suspects, including LeT commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, with planning and helping execute the Mumbai attacks,. The court also declared 16 people, including Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone surviving terrorist, as "proclaimed offenders". The crew members of the two boats that ferried the 10 attackers to Mumbai are among them, sources said.The trial of the five Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) operatives, accused of involvement in the Mumbai attacks, in Rawalpindi’s Adiala Jail .The five accused – Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, Zarar Shah, Abu Al Qama, Shahid Jamil Riaz and Hamad Amin Sadiq were given copies of the supplementary charge sheet.

The moot question still remains that how India will get to the main masterminds of this unprecedented Terror attack on Indian soil. The source and its perpetrators are still at large in Pakistan or in other countries.

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