A file photo of the Mumbai attacks in 2008. PHOTO: AFP


NEW DEHLI: Indian Home Minister P Chidambaram said Tuesday that Pakistan’s panel on Mumbai attacks can visit India. However, added that the offer is conditional, as India is still awaiting a reply from Pakistan on its request to send a team to the country to question suspects in the case.


Talking to a monthly news conference, Chidambaram said the documentary evidence which Pakistan wanted from India will be provided to it in the next few days. He said the Pakistani commission will record the evidence of the Investigating Officer, the Magistrate and some doctors who conducted the post mortem.


Recently, India and Pakistan took a significant step forward by agreeing to a round of talks in Delhi at the end of March. After 26/11, Pakistan-India talks were stalled. India argues Pakistan has not taken action against some of accused involved with planning 26/11, including Hafiz Saeed, head of banned Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).


A total of 166 people were killed in the attacks in November 2008. One of them, Ajmal Kasab, was caught alive and has been given death sentence by an Indian court. Pakistan has argued that it needs its lawyers to talk to Kasab and those who have questioned him to collect evidence.


Pakistan also wants access to doctors who performed the post-mortem on nine terrorists who were killed in 26/11.

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