26/11 attack: Pakistani judicial panel to visit India

Islamabad : A three-member Pakistani judicial commission will visit India Feb 3-6 to record statements of witnesses and Indian investigators probing the 2008 Mumbai terror attack, the interior ministry said Friday.

The commission members are the head of the Special Investigation Group of the Federal Investigation Agency, Khalid Qureshi, and prosecutors Muhammad Azhar Chaudhry and Chaudhry Zulfiqar.

Interior Minister Rehman Malik has thanked Indian High Commissioner Sharat Sabarwal for allowing the delegation to visit India, the ministry said in a statement.

The attack on Nov 26-28, 2008, in Mumbai left 166 people dead, including foreigners. Pakistan has arrested several members of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant group, including its senior member Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, after India blamed it for the attack.

The announcement comes after the Bombay High Court gave its nod to the Pakistani commission to record the statements.

Pakistan has expressed a desire to record the statement of Magistrate R.V. Sawant Waghule who recorded the confession of Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone Pakistani attacker captured alive. Pakistan insists the commission visit will help in prosecuting the masterminds of the attack back home.

The commission will also record the statements of two doctors who carried out post-mortem examinations of those killed in the attack, Geo TV reported.

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