Pakistan formally seeks custody of Mumbai attacker

08:21, April 26, 2010      

Email | Print | Subscribe | Comments | Forum 

Pakistan Sunday formally asked India to hand over Ajmal Kasab, the only attacker who survived and was arrested for the 2008 Mumbai attacks, to help in the trial of seven Pakistani suspects who have been arrested on charges of planning and facilitating the attacks.

The Pakistani foreign ministry called Indian Deputy High Commissioner Rahul Kulshreshth and handed over a formal request for the extradition of Kasab, sources said.

Pakistan earlier made the request for Kasab's handover in response of three dossiers given by India in February.

"But the response was formally made Sunday morning," they said.

A Pakistani anti-terrorism court has already issued arrest warrants for Kasab and Fahim Ansari, an Indian national facing trial along with Kasab in a special court in Mumbai for his alleged role in the carnage.

"Pakistan wants India to serve the arrest warrants on Kasab and Ansari," they said.

Pakistan seeks access to Kasab and Ansari in order to produce them before its anti-terrorism court, which Pakistani officials say is a legal requirement for trial.

Local TV channels reported that the Pakistan foreign ministry had provided six dossiers to Indian Deputy High Commissioner Kulshreshth. The dossiers listed Pakistan's responses to questions in the Indian dossiers.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:张茜)

  • Do you have anything to say?

双语词典
dictionary

  
Special Coverage
  • Premier Wen Jiabao visits Hungary, Britain, Germany
  • From drought to floods
Major headlines
Editor's Pick
  • On Sept. 26, a resident passes by a flower terrace decorated for the coming National Day. (Xinhua/Hang Xingwei)
  • The photo, taken on Sept. 26, shows the SWAT team ready for the joint exercise. (Xinhua/Wangkai)
  • Two metro trains in Shanghai collided Tuesday afternoon, and an identified number of passengers were injured in the accident, the Shanghai-based eastday.com reported. Equipment failures were believed to have caused the crash on the Line 10 subway, Xinhua quoted local subway operator as saying.
  • An employee at a gold store in Yiwu, located in east China's Zhejiang province, shows gold jewelry on Monday.(Xinhua/Zhang Jiancheng)
  • Tourists ride camels near China's largest desert lake Hongjiannao in Yulin, north China's Shaanx Province, Sept. 24, 2011. Hongjiannao is shrinking as a result of climate change and human activities, and may vanish in a few decades. Its lake area, which measured more than 6,700 hectares in 1996, has shrunk to 4,180 hectares. Its water level is declining by 20-30 centimeters annually and its water PH value has risen to 9.0-9.42 from 7.4-7.8. (Xinhua/Liu Yu)
  • Actors perform royal dance at the Gyeongbok Palace in Seoul, Sept. 27, 2011. A ceremony commemorating the 38th South Korea Sightseeing Day was held in Gyeongbok Palace on Tuesday. (Xinhua/He Lulu)
Hot Forum Discussion