Thursday, Dec 11, 2008
India’s top law enforcement official Thursday said suspicion points “unmistakably” to a Pakistani link to the Mumbai terrorist attacks.
His Pakistani counterpart, however, repeated assertions that India has yet to provide the country with any evidence of the connection.
Indian Home Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram told India’s parliament that investigations into last month’s attacks in the country’s financial capital were still not complete.
“I am, however, able to say that the finger of suspicion unmistakably points to the territory of our neighbor, Pakistan,” he said. “The interrogation of the captured terrorist has yielded valuable material evidence. The origins of the 10 terrorists who entered India have been established conclusively.”
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The captured suspect was the only one of the 10 gunmen to survive the attacks, which left more than 160 people dead in three days of sieges around Mumbai.
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“Abundant” evidence has also come from the inflatable rubber dinghy and the hijacked fishing vessel used by the gunman to reach Mumbai, as well as the bodies of the dead gunmen, Chidambaram said. It had allowed investigators to “reconstruct the sequence of events from the origin to the targets,” he said.